All Stories (45 total)

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Sophie Mei (Qiu Mei Hui) Poole

Feb 12, 2019

I am adopted from China, and I have always had a dream to go there and visit the orphanage I spent the first 10 months of my life at. I am 13 years…

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Lily Stafeil

Feb 12, 2019

Hi, my name is Lily. I am nine years old and I live in Michigan. I have two big brothers, one younger step brother, one older step sister. My family…

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Lily Selvaggi

Feb 12, 2019

I haven't really thought much about my Chinese history, maybe because I don't need to think about it in my present-day life, but also because it's…

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Stuy family

Feb 12, 2019

Lan was born and raised in China. The girls are her adoptive daughters. Brian is a Utah native. Together, Lan and Brian help other parents of adopted…



Feb 12, 2019

I am the adoptive mother of a Chinese son and I worked for a decade in Hunan Province as a volunteer with a Christian NGO. In early 2016, a Chinese…

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Jencie and Juliann Tomasek

Feb 12, 2019

Now 12, Jencie was 5 when her parents adopted Juliann, an experience she calls `cool` though also a learning experience in sharing. `I think it was a…


Jill Warnke

Feb 12, 2019

Last year I was doing Annie. And there are lots of orphans and I wanted to audition for Tessie. I think she was like 10 years old, or 11, and I…


Zoe Watts

Feb 12, 2019

My name is Zoe Watts. I’m an 18-year-old student at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, majoring in Studio Art. I was adopted from Yulin…

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Hannah Weaver

Feb 12, 2019

My name is Hannah Weaver. I was born in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, and adopted at the age of 13 months. I am currently a high school sophomore…

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Greta Wohlfeld

Feb 12, 2019

`My name is Greta Wohlfeld and I'm almost 10.` `I used to be in a Girl Scout group with a bunch of people adopted from China and I do celebrate…

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Ivy Zhuhua Ni Maldonado

Feb 12, 2019

My name is Ivy and my intro to Our China Stories is not like everybody else's story. It's an original, unique and one of a kind story. My story is a…


Deborah Amazon

Mar 28, 2019

Deborah Amazon recounts the story of how she came to adopt her daughter, Leah. Leah did not want to participate, but told her mother it was ok for her…


Robin Bell

Apr 23, 2019

Lizzie Sterner

Apr 23, 2019
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Haven Vander Bie

Oct 4, 2019