All Stories (46 total)

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Avery Kimberlin

Feb 12, 2019

Hi! My name is Avery. If you are reading this you will learn a little bit about how I see adoption.  Adoption is when you get chosen by parents who…

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Delaney Isley

Feb 12, 2019

Hi! I am Delaney I’m 11 years old, I live in Garland, Texas.  I was adopted from the Fuling SWI in Chongqing Province. I love to listen to music, I…

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Helena Hong

Feb 12, 2019

Helena, 15, grew up with a rural family in Heilongjiang Province, in northeastern China - until the day they took her to the local orphanage. She was…

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Gao/高

Feb 12, 2019

My name is Gao and I live in The Netherlands. I’m 22 years old and I was adopted at the age of 1 from Xi’an, Shaanxi province in China. For me,…

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Lilli Hime

Feb 12, 2019

Shame is applying for a visa home, or not knowing how to write your name  The passport office is small & getting smaller with each stroke I try…

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Ming Foxweldon

Feb 12, 2019

Hello! My full name is Bai Yi Min (白宜 民) Mershon Blasek Foxweldon and I am almost 25 years old. I've a long story with my name, as it is…

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Timothy Tian Bao Estes

Feb 12, 2019

Timothy Tian Bao Estes was born with a heart condition. This is the story he remembers about how he came to live in the Luoyang orphanage in Henan…

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Grace Davis

Feb 12, 2019

Hey, I’m Grace Davis, I’m an 18- year- old trying to make my way through life. I was adopted at the age of 7 months to a loving family here in…

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Camille Davis

Feb 12, 2019

Camille, 13, was 9 months old when she came home from Fuling. `I don't remember anything. All I know is from some pictures and from what my parents…

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Miao Miao Dang

Feb 12, 2019

All adoptees want to go back, but I can’t go back. It’s so easy for them, but I have to wait. What am I waiting for? I am waiting to become a…

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Audrey Copeland

Feb 12, 2019

My name’s Audrey, and I’m 9 years old. I was adopted on March 24, 2008. I have a great family and many good friends in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I…

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Lisa Calcasola

Feb 12, 2019

“Where were you born? What time were you born? Do you have a family history of (some allergy or disease)?” These are seemingly simple questions,…

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Nora

Feb 12, 2019

Nora, 13, from Austin, Texas, talked with Our China Stories about celebrating her 8th birthday in China: People would just come up to me and just…

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Berry family

Feb 11, 2019

Patty and Jim Berry brought their daughter, Lucy, home to Warren, Michigan, just outside Detroit, in 2013. Lucy, who was 4 when Our China Stories…

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Ariah

Feb 11, 2019

I am a 21-year-old currently residing in Berkeley in pursuit of a college degree. I have always wanted to write a book (many people have suggested…

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Caroline Chun Robison Heath

Feb 11, 2019

When I was 10 years old, I  decided that instead of being interviewed, I wanted to interview my parents. I wrote down some questions and asked them…