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An adoption story from China

January 20, 2012

Pot stickers help bridge gap between China and America

January 19, 2012|By Huntly Collins, For The Inquirer
  • Mia Qian Miller Collins in Qibao, an ancient Chinese town on the edge of Shanghai. Brought to Philadelphia when six months old, she is spending her junior year of high school studying in a Mandarin immersion program at Beijing's High School No. 2.
Mia Qian Miller Collins in Qibao, an ancient Chinese town on the edge of Shanghai. Brought…
  • Mia Qian Miller Collins in Qibao, an ancient Chinese town on the edge of Shanghai. Brought to Philadelphia when six months old, she is spending her junior year of high school studying in a Mandarin immersion program at Beijing's High School No. 2.
  • Mia with her adoptive parents, Huntly Collins (left) and Esther Miller, on a visit to the Luxi River area.

Tears streamed down my face as the bus carrying our family and a dozen other Americans, all adopting parents, pulled out of Nanchang, the capital of southern China’s Jiangxi Province, on a cold and rainy morning in January 1995.

The 6-month-old baby girl I held in my arms had rosy red cheeks and inquisitive eyes. She had been abandoned when she was days old, left outside an orphanage in Yingtan City, about 100 miles to the southeast. Pinned to her clothing was a note written in crude Mandarin on red paper, a sign of good luck in China. “This girl was born on July 11, 1994,” the note said.

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