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The author of the book: Karin Evans
ISBN: 1585426768
ISBN 13: 9781585426768
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 3.8
Edition: TarcherPerigee
Date of issue: October 2nd 2008

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The author, Karin Evans, blends the story of adopting her daughter with an exploration of the conditions in China (e.g., poverty, the so-called "one child" policy) that have led to orphanages being filled with baby girls. I found parts of the book fascinating and eye-opening, but overall, I was left feeling as though Evans kept repeating herself just to fill pages. Tighter editing would have helped a lot, but it's still a worthwhile read.

An excerpt:
"At the time we began thinking about a baby in China, Chinese women's reproductive lives were largely controlled by the state. Permission from the government was required in order to have a child; women who became pregnant without consent were often forced to have abortions, even late in their pregnancies. A woman who lacked official permission to bear the child she was carrying could quickly end up in the street -- or worse. She could be hounded and heavily fined and her relatives harrassed. If that baby was a girl, her husband and his family could disown her for giving birth to a child of the wrong gender. She could lose her job and her home.

While women in the United States could make an adoption plan for a child they weren't able to care for, Chinese mother were caught in a cruel bind. 'It's a crime to give up a child,' a Chinese-American adoption agency worker told me, 'even if the family is so poor they cannot help the child. People will say the mother is very cruel and will not forgive her. Most of the women who abandon children do it in secret, hide somewhere, maybe move to another city. It's not a good thing to talk in China.'"


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GABRIEL

Interesting, exciting story.

NATHAN

The first review I put my soul in.

DAISY

One breath reads!

CHARLES

Why do they ask for a phone?

FLORENCE

I never liked the book.




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