Who WE ARE
The Amerasian Coalition, TAC for short, (formerly the Tim Lai Organization) collaborates with and supports Vietnam War era Adoptees and Amerasians as well as groups that serve these communities. TAC also provides support for active-duty US Military personnel and Veterans suffering from the emotional effects of war through a variety of focused programs.
Our MISSION is to provide a collaborative space that facilitates RESOURCE SHARING by supporting the various missions of organizations and individuals that serve the Vietnam War era Amerasian and Adoptee community needs as well as active-duty US Military personnel and Veterans suffering from the emotional effects of war. Through a UNIFIED coalition, TAC elevates one voice to represent the most urgent issues for these communities.
TAC a registered 501(c)(3) under Amerasian Heritage Quest.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Our URGENCY to Serve
During America’s long military involvement in Vietnam, it is estimated that 67,000 children were born as a result of unions between American military and Vietnamese women. Due to the chaos of the war years, the movement of military personnel, and the fact that a typical deployment was for one year, many of the men who fathered these children were unaware of their existence, and Vietnamese mothers often lacked sufficient information with which to contact the men with whom they had been involved. These uncertainties, including the stigma of having illegitimate Amerasian babies, also led the abandonment of these children altogether.
Who WE SERVE
Individuals and organizations serving the Vietnam War era AmerAsian & Adoptee community and their families.
AmerAsians and Adoptees in the US or Vietnam who were separated from their parents by the Vietnam War and brought to the US.
Active Duty Military personnel & Veterans and their family members that are suffering from the emotional effects of war.
Future generations of AmerAsians & Adoptees and their families.