A 13-year-old Thai orphan rejected Kim Kardashian’s offer to be adopted. The 13 year old, nicknamed ‘Pink’ said she planned to stay in her home country because that’s where her family was reports the Daily Mail. The teenager did not know who Kim was until after she left and the head of the orphanage showed her who she was.
Kim Kardashian Films Her Show In Thailand
Television reality star Kim Kardashian and her family took a trip to Thailand and visited an orphanage in the Phang Nga Province with the cameras of course. As Kim walked through the orphanage and interacted with all the children she instantly fell in love with Pink whose real name is Laddawan Tong-Keaw.
“When you meet someone that you really connect to like this, you can’t help but think like how you could change their life. And I think that looking into adoption would be amazing, “ she told the camera for her tv show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“I literally cannot stop thinking about her. I told Kanye, I was like honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would honestly adopt her,” she continued.
Pink also took a liking to Kim and thought she was beautiful and had a nice personality. She ended up giving Kim a bracelet she made. But when Kim Kardashian made the offer to adopt the girl, Pink said, ‘no’.
The founder of the orphanage Bhudit Maneejak was the first to know of Kim’s offer. The program makers of Kim’s television show approached him with the news that Kim wanted to adopt Pink. So he asked Pink and she rejected the idea even though she was thrilled by it.
“So I asked her whether she wanted to go or not and she said, ‘No, my family is here and I want to stay here,’ Bhudit told the Daily Mail.
Pink told the Daily Mail.
“Everyone wants to have a different or a better life, I suppose. But when I thought about it I realized it wouldn’t be good for me, because I would have to leave so much behind. I wasn’t ready for that.”
“But the other children here are like brothers and sisters to me and I couldn’t leave them behind. They are my family and I couldn’t just go away and leave them.”
It turns out Pink was never up for adoption because she wasn’t technically an orphan. Pink came to the orphanage after her father left leaving the family in poverty. Her mother Rose dropped Pink off at the orphanage because she couldn’t afford to keep her around. Rose still visits the orphanage every day and helps with the cooking and cleaning.
Pink is a top student who attends the provinces top school. Her day starts up 5 am every day where she hops onto a bus and treks the fifty miles to get to the school. After school, she takes the bus back another fifty miles and arrives at the orphanage around 6 pm. She then does her homework, chores, and helps take care of the younger kids. She tells the Daily Mail she wants to grow up and be a teacher or a tour guide. “I want to help my country. I want people to come and learn about Thailand and understand more about my country. That is why I am thinking about being a tour guide.”
The orphanage, ‘The Home and Life Foundation’ helps about 25 kids in the area. It was made in a region where the 2004 tsunamis left the area devastated and a lot of kids without parents. They need donations to sustain the orphanage. So if you can help please check out www.homelifethailand.com.
Thoughts On Adoption
If you want to adopt kids that’s great but what’s better is if you can donate to the area or the orphanage so that the kids can stay where their roots are. It can be extremely jarring to have to leave the place you know to a whole other country and live with strangers.
The cynical side of me thinks this was some kind of publicity stunt by the Kardashians because they are parasites. And it seems that Kim would have used Pink like a luxury handbag so Pink telling her ‘no’ was the best part of this story to me. Interesting enough when the Kardashians were done filming there they promised they would build a pool there but so far no pool. Also, Kim hasn’t contacted Pink since they got the footage they needed for the show. In the show Kim just says some hackey rich people lines like how amazed she is by how happy poor people are with basically nothing. When Kim was there she was spending $150000 a week on a Thai Luxury resort but didn’t donate any money. Now thats just some cold nonsense.