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Adopting a Daughter from China
By Denise Harris Hoppenhauer

Practical advice for the adoption of your baby from China - from start to finish. Guidance on your baby's name, packing, baby clothes, preparing your nursery, and baby showers set you off on the right foot. Advice for your trip to China includes packing tips, travel advice, gifts for the orphanage, and medical information. Once home, you will find information on baby topics such as coping with baths, meals and sleep.
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Mei Mei - Little Sister: Portraits from a Chinese Orphanage
by Richard Bowen (Photographer)

A truly remarkable series of portraits of girls living in orphanages in China.
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A Passage to the Heart
Edited by Amy Klatzkin

"An excellent resource for anyone interested or involved in adoption from China, readers will be well versed in many aspects of the journey even before they take a step in China.. The breadth of coverage also makes this book an excellent resource even after the adoption process is complete."
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Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China
by Kay Ann Johnson and Amy Klatzkin

From the publisher: Johnson untangles the complex interactions between these social practices and the government’s population policies. She also documents the many unintended consequences, including the overcrowding of orphanages that led China to begin international adoptions. Those touched by adoption from China want to know why so many healthy infant girls are in Chinese orphanages. This book provides the most thorough answer to date. Johnson’s research overturns stereotypes and challenges the conventional wisdom on abandonment and adoption in modern China.
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The Lost Daughters of China
by Karin Evans

From the publisher: 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.
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At Home in This World, A China Adoption Story
by Jean MacLeod

From the publisher: The honest, lyrical reflection of a pre-adolescent girl on what she knows of her adoption from China, and the strength she gains from her acceptance of her bittersweet experience.
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From China With Love : A Long Road to Motherhood
by Emily Buchanan

Emily Buchanan is a journalist and broadcaster with 20 years experience at BBC. This is the story of her personal struggle with infertility, the adoption process and the adoption of her two daughters from China.
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Intercountry Adoption from China: Examining Cultural Heritage and Other Postadoption Issues
by Jay W. Rojewski

A detailed examination of the post-adoptive views, actions, and experiences of a national sample of families with children from China toward acknowledging their adopted child's Chinese cultural-heritage. Discusses arguments used to support or oppose intercountry and transracial adoption, developmental delay and the effects of institutionalization on Chinese adoptees, parent-child attachment, discrimination and racial prejudice, and identity development.
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An Empty Lap : One Couple's Journey to Parenthood
By Jill Smolowe

"I really liked 'An Empty Lap' by Jill Smolowe.  It not only talks about the author's Chinese adoption, but also about her battle with infertility and all of the emotions that goes along with it.  I didn't start reading until after we had decided to adopt, but I wish I would have read it while we were going through infertility ourselves.  As I was reading it, I kept saying, 'That's exactly how I felt!'  Happy reading." (Cindi)
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Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption
by Nancy McCabe

Meeting Sophie tells the story of Nancy McCabe adopting a Chinese daughter and the many obstacles she faced during the adoption and adjustment process as she renegotiated her role within her family and fought difficulties in her job. Especially poignant is her struggle to bond with a sick, grieving baby while in a foreign country during political unrest-followed, upon her return to the U.S., by a devastating loss and a career crisis. Nancy McCabe's creative nonfiction has won a Pushcart Prize and been listed in Best American Essays twice
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China Girl: One Man's Adoption Story
by David Demers

Self published book of a father's adoption of a little girl from China.
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Miracles for Marlee
by Shannon G. Turner

Self published book of a mother's adoption of a little girl from China.
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Daughter from Afar : A Family's International Adoption Story
by Sarah L Woodard

Self published book of a couple's adoption of a little girl from China.
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Wuhu Diary : On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China
by Emily Prager
Emily and her daughter travel to Wuhu in China to discover her daughter's background. But finding answers was difficult, and at first they were met with suspicion. An emotional bond grows between Emily and Lulu as they try to become a part of this Chinese city.
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The Chinese Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from China and Korea (Paperback)
by John H. Maclean

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Chinese Pediatric Massage Therapy: A Parent's and Practitioner's Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Disease
by Fan Ya-L

From the publisher: Chinese remedial infant massage or xiao er tui na is a safe, non-invasive, low cost, and extremely effective therapy for the treatment of a wide variety of childhood ailments. Unlike Western infant massage, Chinese infant massage uses very specific protocols or treatments for specific ailments. Most common childhood complaints respond in only one or two treatments.
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