The lost daughters of China: abandoned girls, their journey to America, and the search for a missing past

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J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 282 pages
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The memoir of an American mother of an adopted Chinese baby girl is a cultural history of the events that led to the controversial 1980 one-child policy in China and the subsequent generation-long abandonment of Chinese daughters to American families. Reprint.

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User Review  - Carolyn Johnson - Goodreads

Terrific, compassionate book about the mothers of girls adopted from China. Good for any parenting adopting internationally. Read full review

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User Review  - Tommy Obenrader - Goodreads

Great book documenting a families Chinese adoption journey while also delving into why so many little girls are in need of forever families. A great read for those considering or in the adoption process. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

KARIN EVANS has been a writer and editor at many major national publications, including "Newsweek", "Outside, "and "Health. "Her writing has also appeared in such places as "More Magazine", the "Los Angeles Times" and the "New York Times. "Her book, "The Lost Daughters of China "(Tarcher, Penguin/Putnam, 2000) was a national bestseller. With Amy Tan, she co-authored the text for "Mei-Mei: Portraits from a Chinese Orphanage" (Photographs by Richard Bowen, Chronicle Books, 2005).

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