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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Proclaimed an instant classic upon its hardcover publication, The Lost Daughters of China is at once compelling and informative. Journalist Karin Evans tells the story of adopting her daughter, Kelly, who was once one of the hundreds of thousands of infant girls who wait for parents in orphanages all over China. Weaving her personal account with extensive research, Evans investigates the conditions that have led to generations of abandoned Chinese girls and a legacy of lost women. With a new epilogue added for the paperback edition, this book will appeal to anyone interested in China and in the emotional ties that connect people regardless of genes or culture. In the words of bestselling novelist Amy Tan, The Lost Daughters of China is "not only an evocative memoir on East-West adoption but also a bridge to East-West understanding of human rights in China."

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Having adopted a daughter myself from China, I at first had a difficult time understanding how a family could give up their daughter simply because she was a daughter. The Lost Daughters of China provides the reader with an alternate look at the process of giving up one's daughter. Read full review

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Each month, approximately 350 Chinese infants, almost all of them female, are adopted by Americans. Most of these babies were abandoned, left on the side of the road or in front of orphanages or ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

KARIN EVANShas 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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