Sunday, August 30, 2009
“Your Blood Is My Blood” a blog written by an American woman who is searching for her own identity. Jae has an incredible skill as a “Spoken Word Artist” and she has the ability to speak ‘from the street’.
Link here: the adoptee's voice
Reader Remember that it is actually unusual for a “BOY” to be adopted from China, with it’s “One Child” policy, sometimes enforced very strictly even in the Rural areas.
“The father fell to his knees, weeping. The mother quietly buried her face in her hands. The 17-year-old boy stood upright and motionless -- whether out of shock or stoicism, no one knew.
Christian Norris, who had just returned to China for the first time since he was adopted by an American eight years ago, didn't know what to think.”
The reunion between Christian, a high school student in Easton, Md., and his birth parents took place Saturday in a Beijing hotel room crowded with well-wishers and media on hand to witness the virtually unprecedented event.
Since the early 1990s, an estimated 75,000 Chinese-born children have been adopted abroad, and although they increasingly visit China on heritage tours, Christian is one of only a few who have managed to chase down their personal history.”