Thursday, February 16, 2012
Chasing China Book Review
Having family friends who adopted three girls from China, I found this book to be a real eye-opener on the intense emotions that someone adopted, and in adopted in such circumstances, might feel.
I appreciated the way that Mia was brave though seemed to have been brought up in a quite sheletered environment. She did a lot of things that I am not sure that I would be able to do or would be brave enough to try to find out. However, I can't imagine not knowing where you can from and from what circumstances so who knows how that would affect a person.
That being said, there were a lot of things I was not aware of that this book brought to light, like the fact that children have been abducted in China for adoption purposes.
I really appreciated Kay Bratt's first hand knowledge of this topic as it's not something I ever considered in great detail before but I was really happy to have learnt more about.
Meet the author:
Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author, residing near the base of Wacau Mountain, in the rolling hills of Georgia with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. In addition to coordinating small projects for the children of China, Kay is an active volunteer for An Orphans Wish (AOW). Kay lived in China for over four years and because of her experiences working with orphans, she strives to be the voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. Kay kicked off her career as an author with her best selling memoir titled Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage. Since that time she has been writing material to entertain readers while raising awareness of world issues. Kay is the author of The Bridge, Mei Li and The Wise Laoshi, and an upcoming novel titled A Thread Unbroken.
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