Who we are:
We are founded by a group of adoptive parents and concerned individuals and include those who volunteered and worked in Viet Nam and India over the years since the 1970’s.
We are united in a desire to bring about hope to orphans in Viet Nam who remain
to living in Government Centers in Viet Nam. We also share a deep concern for children who are living with their families in India and who can benefit from our desire to offer to them a free medical Dispensary which will bring life saving medical reach to those who have no hope whatsoever of receiving help of medical care in villages outside of Kolkata, India.
Cherie Clark was the Founder and Executive Director of International Mission of Hope (IMH) and first went to Viet Nam in the early 70’s and then moved to Viet Nam to volunteer for Friends of Children of Viet Nam and was one of the key people who worked in Operation Babylift.
Following the departure of all American’s from Viet Nam in 1975 Cherie traveled to India where she met Mother Teresa and was invited by Mother to come to work with her in India. For the next twelve years Cherie stayed in India and developed one of the finest child care centers outside of the USA where thousands of children were brought and cared for by IMH from the Jails of West Bengal as well as abandoned babies who were nurtured and cared for and who eventually were adopted. IMH India operated schools for the children as well as a clinic within one of the poorest slums of Kolkata.
In 1988 Cherie returned to Viet Nam where she established orphanages and child care centers and processed the first adoption cases to America following the Viet Nam war. One of the most memorable works of IMH was to build a clinic in My Lai on the exact place where the massacre took place.