Summary: Oral history of Hoang Dai Hai (first name Hai, surname Hoang), born in 1963 in Saigon, Vietnam. He is the eldest child in a family of 6 children. His father passed away in 1969 and his mother gave his 5 siblings up for international adoption through two programs called Friends of Children of Vietnam and Welcome Home. He helped his mother run pharmaceuticals on the black market and attempted to escape the country by boat at least ten times without success. In 1986 he went to Cambodia and made a living by selling medicine, doing acupuncture, and being a healer. He met his wife there and the two of them escaped Cambodia by boat. They arrived in a refugee camp in Thailand and then sent to the Philippines before resettlement in the United States. Once in America he went to dental school and practiced dentistry in the Seattle-Tacoma area before moving to Orange County, California where he lives at the time of interview with his wife and three sons, who were all born in the U.S.