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Staying connected: Why these nine adoptees from China reunite annually
Nicknamed the "Spicy Sisters," the nine adoptees from China and their adoptive parents make an effort to reunite annually. All nine girls were adopted by different American families in 2007 from the same orphanage in Chenzhou, Hunan, a southern ...

Sept. 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Adopted from China, raised in the USA: images of Chinese children and their new American families

The photographic work of Meng Han highlighs Chinese children who have been adopted by American families and are now growing up the United States. Well over 130,000 have left China with their new parents since 1991, when adoptions from the mainland first became possible. The majority of Chinese adoptees are girls, ...

Feb. 23, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

22 year old Chinese-American Adoptee reunited with Birth Parents in China

A South China Morning Post article reviewing the unlikely reunion of Kati Pohler, a Chinese adoptee raised in Michigan, with her Chinese birth family in Hangzhou, China in August 2017. This reunion was filmed by the BBC but it was originally made possible through Kati’s adoptive parents having been given ...

Dec. 19, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Lost Daughter Speaks

The fascinating story of Chinese adoptee Jenna Cook as self reported in Foreign Policy, the award winning magazine owned by the Washington Post.

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March 16, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

China’s one-child policy led to my adoption — and a more privileged life

An article published in the Washington Post by Ricki Mudd, a Chinese adoptee relinquished by her birth parents in favor of her younger brother.  In an ironic twist, the older sister and her adoptive family in the U.S. host and support the ...

Feb. 23, 2015, 8:42 p.m.

YouTube clip helps Chinese woman adopted in Fanling in 1960s find birth mother

A 50 year old Chinese American woman living in Hawaii is reunited circuitously through social media with her birth mother in China as reported in this South China Morning Post article.

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Oct. 23, 2014, 8:46 p.m.