Content: Displacement and isolation

Understanding trauma, separation, grief, loss, history and culture.

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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A Letter of Frustration and Gratitude on the End of China’s One-Child Policy

Jenni Fang Lee – Huffington Post Australia, 31 Oct 2015 Dear China, Congratulations on the great news! When I heard of the policy change this morning, part of me sang with joy. I am so glad that you are finally addressing one of the most important and daunting human rights issues that straddled your millennials and their […]

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Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl’s Journey through Adoption

Hardcover – April 1, 2011 by Mr. Jacob R. Wheeler (Author), Kevin Kreutner (Foreword) “An adoption professional once told me, ‘At its best, there is no adoption system as good as Guatemala’s. At its worst, there is none worse.’”—from the foreword by Kevin Kreutner In Between Light and Shadow veteran journalist Jacob Wheeler puts a human face on the Guatemalan adoption industry, […]

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How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Paperback – August 7, 2015 by Andrea Louie (Author) Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children’s “birth culture.” However, […]

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