All Stories (45 total)

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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…


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…



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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Emi Pennington

Feb 12, 2019

Is Emi, 14, interested in visiting China? In a word, maybe: `When I get older, much older.` `I want to go visit France and everything before I visit…

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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…


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…

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Colleen McKisson

Feb 12, 2019

Hi, my name is Colleen.  I’m 11 years old. My older sister, Campbell, is 14 years old, she was also adopted from China. I was taken to the…

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Charlotte Cotter and Willa Mei Kurland

Feb 12, 2019

Friends Charlotte and Willa Mei embarked on first family searches, together, in the summer of 2016. They blogged as their searches unfolded. As you…


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…

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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…


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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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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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…



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…