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ISS/IRC Code COM-INTL-ADOPT ENG-009
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Title The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past
Author EVAN Karin
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Date published/issue 00-00-2000
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Penguin Putman Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, www.penguinputnam.com
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Page 282
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ISBN 1 58542 117 0
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Document description Commentaries
Testimony
Country concerned CHINA
UNITED STATES
Index Interacial
Abandon-cause
Origins-info
Identity-origin
Institution-child
Abandonment
Free text Account written by an American adoptive mother of a Chinese girl on her experience with adoption of a child from China, and her feelings as she has become more involved with the realities of the migration of chinese girls from their homeland to America through adoption. She reflects on what the future may hold for these girls as they realise that having been abandoned by their birth mothers as a result mostly of China's one child policy - with parents preferring to have sons - they are unlikely to ever find out anything about their birth parents. She also puts herself in the place of the abandoning mothers and tries to understand what they must have undergone in the process of giving up their babies. The author also comments on changes that are occurring in attitudes and policies in China that may affect families and children in future.

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