All Stories (45 total)


Lizzie Sterner

Apr 23, 2019
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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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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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Naomi Ji

Feb 12, 2019

Naomi AKA 王吉红 was 9 months old when she came home from Shanghai to a bucolic coastal village in the south of England. Now, 20, she is studying…



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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Parrie Liu Miao

Feb 12, 2019

Hello! My name is Parrie Liu and I am a college student in north Texas. Currently, I am studying biology and I want to be a pediatric radiologist.…

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Purtell family

Feb 12, 2019

Kai, 7, and Zoe and Grace, twin 9-year-old sisters, make up the heart and soul of the Purtell household of San Antonio, Texas. Kai has had 12…


Robin Bell

Apr 23, 2019
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Sarah Heath and Celena Kopinski

Feb 12, 2019

Sarah Heath, 27, grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Celena Kopinski, 27, grew up in New York City. They never knew of each other until a chance…

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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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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…

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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…



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…


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…


Zoi Yi Xing Kunkle

Feb 12, 2019

Three days later, after she had been taken to the Chenzhou Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau, the umbilical cord dropped off and her birthdate was…