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Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Painful but needed

    As a father of two adopted Chinese daughters and someone who lived in this region for a year, I strongly recommend this book for a better understanding of the pressures upon these women to have a son. At times you will cry but at other times you will want to throw your book or nook across the room. This book is not for the faint of heart.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Very Moving

    An incredible book from a really good author. This book was hard to put down. It really gives you a perspective on how Chinese mothers could give up their children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Though heart-wrenching & disturbing at times, this is a MUST-READ for adoptive parents of Chinese orphans.

    The author's unique background and access to the real stories of people throughout different areas of China is invaluable to those of us who wonder, "Why was my daughter abandoned? Who could do such a thing to this precious girl?" Such difficult answers; yet ringing with truth and authenticity for ourselves and our daughters, when they are ready.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Excellent good read regarding Chinese culture

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Should be required reading for adoptive parents

    As a biological mother, and as a soon to be Chinese adoptive mother, this book really affected me. It is very well written and although difficult to read at times, so very touching. In addition to the stories of several Chinese birth mothers, it really gives a good overview of Chinese history and the culture that led to orphanages in China and foreign adoptions.

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