For the fifth year, Easter meant hunting for eggs at the Child Protection & Development Center in Huay Yai.
Children from other area day-care and charity centers joined in, bringing the total number of youngsters running around looking for the painted eggs to 130. Each child also received a present.
Especially happy were the siblings from Denmark, Ida Supansa Saeng-Chan Christensen and Morten Apisit Chanrhanu Christensen, who joined with their adoptive parents with whom they’ve lived since they were toddlers.
The donation for the Easter Party of the International Meditation Group was 10,000 Baht. (From left) Tony Portman, Elfi Seitz, Radchada Chomjinda, Dr. Otmar and Dr. Margret Deter, Gung and Gerhard Cyganek.
Now they had the chance to visit their “old home” at the Pattaya Orphanage and get to know each of their birth mothers. They came to understand that poverty forced their parents to put them up for adoption.
Both the young people forgave their mothers for it. Ida, 15, explained it like this: “I was always wondering why my mother didn’t keep me with her. Now I do understand the reason and I truly forgave her from the bottom of my heart. Me and my brother are very happy with our parents in Denmark and I would never ever leave them.”
The Easter egg hunts begins!
She added she plans to study medicine and her brother hopes to become an engineer. “We definitely will make our parents – and our birth mothers – proud.”
The 4 p.m. Easter party went well into the evening with dinner and the showing off of presents.
Sponsors this year were Otmar Deter and his wife Margret from Germany, Gerhard Cyganek of Germany, Tony Portman of England, Stefania Cedru from Romania and Elfi Seitz, which organized the day with her Elfi’s Internationale Meditations Group.
Elfi Seitz interviews Ida and Morten Christensen.