Today was the last day of camp, with the cutest performances at the closing ceremonies, topped off by a 5-hour drive home. I'm worn out, so thought I'd jot down a few things I want to remember to blog about and then fill things out later. So here goes!
1. The adult adoptee panel this morning was really interesting -- three sisters, two adopted from Korea and one domestically but transracially. Each seemed to have very different attitudes toward birth parents.
2. One mom told me that when they drove up to the building the first day, her daughter, who is the only Chinese child at her school, said with awe in her voice, "Look, mom, at all the brown girls!"
3. A panel of doctors from Gansu Province answered questions in one session for adults; my mom ran into one of them afterwards, and he was bemused: "Are ALL of these girls from China?!" He seemed stunned by the sheer number.
4. Whatever you do, never eat at the New World Chinese Buffet on 71st Street in Tulsa, OK!
The Angrier Adoptee, part 1
1 week ago