The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past

The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past

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by Karin Evans
     
 

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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families.

At once a compelling personal

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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families.

At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government's policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots.

Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China's orphanages to loving families around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585426768
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
555,263
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

What People are saying about this

Iris Chang
Breathtaking—an unforgettable story. The Lost Daughters of China describes not only the tragedy of social engineering but the healing power of a mother's love.
Amy Tan
Not only an evocative memoir on East-West adoption but also a bridge to East-West understanding of human rights in China.

Meet the Author

Karin Evans, a former editor at Outside magazine, senior editor for Health magazine, and senior editor for the San Francisco Examiner's Sunday magazine, was a founding editor of Rocky Mountain Magazine. Evans spent two years working at Newsweek's Hong Kong bureau.

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