Forty-six children who were adopted by foreigners and are growing up abroad have come back to their birthplaces in China on a root-seeking trip.
The children have arrived in Beijing on their first stop, accompanied by their adoptive families from the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
Their families hope the trip will help their adopted children better understand their hometowns.
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[Dou Yupei, China's Vice Minister of Civil Affairs said,] "International adoption is an undertaking that brings to these children love and a bright future. We warmly welcome these children and their foreign families to come back to China. We want them to remember that no matter where they are, our best wishes are always with them. And I hope that these adoptive children will become messengers of friendship between China and the rest of the world."
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
"Foster Kids Abroad Root-Seeking in China"
From China Daily -- yes, the headline says "foster kids" -- a story about a group of adopted Chinese children returning to visit China: