• Short Summary

    THE ADOPTION OF TWO TAIWAN CHILDREN BY PANAMA'S AMBASSADRESS - MRS. SOFIA KARICAS MANFREDO- HAS?

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    THE ADOPTION OF TWO TAIWAN CHILDREN BY PANAMA'S AMBASSADRESS - MRS. SOFIA KARICAS MANFREDO- HAS WARMED THE HEARTS OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE.

    THE AMBASSADRESS SAW HER ADOPTED SON ON MARCH 31 IN TAIPEI AND NAMED HIM ROBERTO - AFTER THE PRESIDENT OF PANAMA,DOCTOR ROBERTO F. CHIARI.

    ON THE SAME DAY, SHE ADOPTED ANOTHER CHINESE GIRL, FIVE-YEAR-OLD,MA HWEI-YEN, AT THE HWA HSIN ORPHANAGE. SHE NAME THE GIRL AFTER HERSELF - SOFIA.

    AFTER PRESENTING HER CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT CHIANG KAI-SHEK, MRS. MANFREDO WAS ACCOMPANIED TO THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS' HOSPITAL WHERE SHE SAW HER EIGHT POUNDS ELEVEN OUNCES ADOPTED SON, BORN TO MADAM LU HENG-LIEN, WIFE OF AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION.

    MRS. MANFREDO SHOWERED THE CHILD WITH CLOTHING, TOYS, DIAPERS, SOAPS AND A BEAUTIFUL PRAM.

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A LADY ENVOY, THE FIRST EVER SENT TO THIS COUNTRY, ADOPTED A CHINESE BABY AS HER FIRST STEP TO PROMOTE FRIENDLY RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    SHE ALSO PRESENTED THE YOUNG MOTHER WITH A CASH GIFT ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE.

    MRS. MANFREDO ALSO EXPRESSED HER APPRECIATION AT THE SAME TIME FOR MANY OTHER PEOPLE'S OFFER TO HAVE HER ADOPT THEIR BABIES.

    " I WISH I WERE A MILLIONAIRE TO HAVE THEM ALL, " SHE SAID WITH A SMILE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPEXZ7OE3ZMGGF83NSOPI28FR
    Media URN:
    VLVADPEXZ7OE3ZMGGF83NSOPI28FR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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