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We are a vibrant community of families united by the experience of adopting daughters and sons from China. We honor our children's heritage, celebrate the diversity of our families, and advocate for their acceptance and respect.
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Birth Parent Search and Reunions in China
AN FCC EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS
Dr. Iris Chin Ponte and Dr. Leslie Wang
DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
TIME: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
PLACE: NYU, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor
New York, NY
Have people really found their birth parents in China? Should I search on behalf of my child? What is the birth parent search process like? What is a birth parent reunion like?
These are some questions that adoptive families from China are beginning to ask. This workshop is a special opportunity to learn from the first study to investigate the new trend of birthparent search among children adopted from China. The research includes in-depth interviews with adopted children and adoptive parents from seven Western families who searched for and reunited with Chinese birth parents. Find out about their decision to search and the methods used; the initial reunion; the development of bonds between adoptive and birth families; and post-reunion views of searching.
The researchers are planning a future program on this topic for teens.
QUESTIONS? Contact Mary Nealon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Iris Chin Ponte is President of Ponte and Chau Consulting Inc. and Director of the Henry Frost Children's Program Inc. She has extensive expertise in cross-cultural issues in education and adoption from China and is a board member of FCCNE.
Dr. Leslie Wang is Assistant Professor of Sociology at UMass Boston; her research focuses on transnational issues of gender and family that connect mainland China with the industrialized world. Currently she is working on Reversal of Fortune: Orphanage Care in Globalizing China, a book on the care and welfare of abandoned youth residing on the margins of the world’s fastest growing economy.
Leonard Lopate Show
International Adoptees, Coming Back Home
Maggie Jones discusses her latest story in The New York Times Magazine, "Why A Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea." Jones profiles several adults who were born in South Korea, but do not speak Korean fluently and have no memories of the country, because they were part of the 200,000 Korean children who were adopted by families abroad over the past sixty years.
Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea
By MAGGIE JONES
JAN. 14, 2015
Laura Klunder’s newest tattoo runs down the inside of her left forearm and reads “K85-160,” a number that dates to her infancy. Klunder was 9 months old when her South Korean mother left her at a police station in Seoul. The police brought her to Holt Children’s Services, a local adoption agency, where a worker assigned Klunder the case number K85-160. It was only two weeks into 1985, but she was already the 160th child to come to the agency that month, and she would go on to be one of 8,800 children sent overseas from South Korea that year. Klunder became part of the largest adoption exodus from one country in history: Over the past six decades, at least 200,000 Korean children — roughly the population of Des Moines — have been adopted into families in more than 15 countries, with a vast majority living in the United States.
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