Jena Heath, an adoptive parent of a child from Guangdong Province and a professor of journalism, is working to assemble a "Storycorps of Chinese Adoption." Our family was interviewed by her last weekend, and it was a fantastic experience. Hearing my daughters's thoughts on their adoptions, what they hope for in their searches, and what they plan for their own lives, is an immensely important brick in their personal life stories. Quite simply, the recordings, in their own voices, are priceless to us.
We strongly encourage you to contact Professor Heath to participate. Her sensitivity, a result of her own family's experiences with adoption, will calm you. Her demeanor will put you and your family at total ease. And the interviews will help other adoptees and adoptive parents, as well as become a lasting legacy to your own family history.