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Balancing two cultural identities by learning about birth language, customs and traditions.

Print Email Facebook Twitter More Vietnam’s Operation Babylift adoptee uses DNA testing to find close relative

ABC AM – By South-East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley Updated 21 Sep 2016, 12:24am After landing at Ho Chi Minh City airport, Adelaide woman Chantal Doecke asks herself in a whisper: “Where are you mum?” The 41-year-old is on an emotional journey to find a family she has never met and to connect with a […]

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Adoptees advantaged by birth language memory

Science Daily, Date:January 18, 2017, Source:Radboud University anguage learning very early on in life can be subconsciously retained even when no conscious knowledge of the early experience remains. The subconscious knowledge can then be tapped to speed up learning of the pronunciation of sounds of the lost tongue. A paper describing these results of language […]

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Grandmother of Madonna’s adopted African daughter Mercy begs to see her one final time

22:10, 3 Jun 2016 Updated 22:10, 3 Jun 2016 ByDanny Buckland A heartbroken grandmother in poverty-stricken Malawi has begged Madonna: “Please bring my little Mercy to me.” Sickly 73-year-old Lucy Chekechiwa pleaded for “one last chance” to be with the grandchild she has not seen since her controversial adoption by the singer in 2009. Madonna […]

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Our China Stories

Since 1992, more than 140,000 children have left China for homes in some sixteen countries. Here, Chinese adoptees, their families and friends tell their stories.  

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This Adoptee Went Back To China But Couldn’t Connect

kuow.org – By Jack Paradise • Oct 7, 2015 Lydia Nasser celebrated her 19th birthday on July 17, but she doesn’t actually know when she was born. “I could’ve been born anywhere between the 15th and like the 20th,” Nasser explained. “Sometimes it’s funny thinking about that. It never affects me in a bad way, […]

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