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Birth Mother search

  • 01/18/2015
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • NYU, Kimmel Center / 60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor
Birth Parent Search and Reunions in China
Dr. Iris Chin Ponte and Dr. Leslie Wang
DATE:      SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
TIME:      2:00 to 5:00 PM
PLACE:     NYU, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor
New York, NY
FEE:        $20 for FCCNY members; $25 for non-members
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Have people really found their birth parents in China? Should I search on behalf of my child? What is the birth parent search process like? What is a birth parent reunion like?
These are some questions that adoptive families from China are beginning to ask. This workshop is a special opportunity to learn from the first study to investigate the new trend of birthparent search among children adopted from China. The research includes in-depth interviews with adopted children and adoptive parents from seven Western families who searched for and reunited with Chinese birth parents. Find out about their decision to search and the methods used; the initial reunion; the development of bonds between adoptive and birth families; and post-reunion views of searching. 
Important note: This member workshop is for parents and adults; the researchers are planning a future program on this topic for teens. 
QUESTIONS? Contact Mary Nealon,
Dr. Iris Chin Ponte is President of Ponte and Chau Consulting Inc. and Director of the Henry Frost Children's Program Inc. She has extensive expertise in cross-cultural issues in education and adoption from China and is a board member of FCCNE.
Dr. Leslie Wang is Assistant Professor of Sociology at UMass Boston; her research focuses on transnational issues of gender and family that connect mainland China with the industrialized world. Currently she is working on Reversal of Fortune: Orphanage Care in Globalizing China, a book on the care and welfare of abandoned youth residing on the margins of the world’s fastest growing economy.

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