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I was planning to have a super duper analytical piece this time but I gave up that idea (for today) after reading this one. The article is about an adopted Chinese girl talking about both sets of parents of hers – the biological ones and the foster parents. It talks about her (and her parents’ search) for her biological family. Her biological family did not want to give up on her but the way Chinese society (and ours too) depends on (and therefore prefers) a male child to take on family and financial duties once he grows up put pressure on the biological parents to give her up. Well, she got adopted, did well, and best of all, feels thankful for whatever happened.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-one-child-policy-led-to-my-adoption–and-a-more-privileged-life/2015/09/25/9994f4b0-5fb8-11e5-8e9e-dce8a2a2a679_story.html

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