The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Our Stories of Adopting Children From China

Book - 2008
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Since the late 1980s, as many as 7,000 Chinese-born girls have been adopted annually and now live in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. They are officially orphans, victims of a rigorous birth control policy limiting most families to one child. Punishing disincentives, rural tradition and outright sexism means that girls are often passed over in favour of boys. These memoirs are organised by the intrinsic logic of experience - a woman contemplates her daughters lost heritage during a visit to a temple, a mother explores grief among those abandoned. Powerful and moving.
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781550228236
1550228234
Branch Call Number: 362.7340951 Luc 3567
Characteristics: xii, 203 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Rauhala, Ann

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Apr 14, 2011

I loved this book! I found it very informative and very touching at points. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone, even if you aren't interested in International Adoptions.

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