Our Baby From China: An Adoption Story

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With simple text and lovely photographs, Nancy D'Antonio tells about the adoption of Ariela Xiangwei. To learn about the land their new daughter comes from, the author and her husband travel to China.

An American couple goes to China to adopt a baby.

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Overview

With simple text and lovely photographs, Nancy D'Antonio tells about the adoption of Ariela Xiangwei. To learn about the land their new daughter comes from, the author and her husband travel to China.

An American couple goes to China to adopt a baby.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karen Saxe
This book is rendered, in the form of a photo album. It documents one couple's journey to China to adopt their daughter. Chinese children, adopted by Americans in the late 1980's and early 1990's (and maybe later, but we can not know yet) will be able to read this and find out what the experience was like for their (adoptive) parents. Also, prospective parents who are contemplating adopting from China, or those who have already made the decision and are waiting to go, might read this and find out what it may be like.
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PreS-Gr 3A moving photo-essay about an international adoption. Addressing the text to her daughter, D'Antonio uses simple, straightforward language to relate her experiences as she and her husband traveled to China, met Xiangwei and her caregivers, signed official papers, celebrated with other American parents and their adopted babies, and journeyed home to meet the rest of the child's "forever family." Designed to look like a photo album and set against an embroidered silk background, the book has a warm, intimate feel. Beginning with a smiling, older Ariela Xiangwei on the cover, the clear, full-color photos express the feelings and events described in the text. Like Phoebe Koehler's The Day We Met You (Bradbury, 1990), this story serves as a warm welcome to a new family member. Nicely written and filled with honest emotions, this book will also appeal to those interested in nontraditional families.Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
"Once there was a little girl named Xiangwei (SHAN-way). She lived in China with a group of girls and boys who didn't have mothers or fathers to love them." D'Antonio turns her experience adopting a Chinese baby into a photo albumlike book, addressing her daughter in the brief text and superimposing full-color snapshots on a white Chinese brocade. Keeping the language simple enough for preschoolers, she explains how sad she and her husband were without a child, and how they wrote the Chinese government about their wish to adopt one. When the photograph of Xiangwei arrived months later, D'Antonio and her husband flew from New York City to China, explored Beijing, walked the Great Wall, visited at the orphanage with other adoptive parents, met their new daughter, signed adoption papers, and went home. The final photos feature grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, the family cat—the child's "forever family." A gentle, upbeat exploration of one form of adoption.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807561621
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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