All Stories (43 total)

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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…



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,…


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…


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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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,…



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…


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…



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…


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…