I just finished reading Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood and really enjoyed it. As an adoptive parent, reading experiences of adult adoptees helps me gain the adoptee’s perspective.
It is the memoir of a Taiwanese girl adopted at 8 months old (in 1974) by a family in
The story is of her multiple trips to
All in all, it is an interesting insight into the mind of an adoptee. She doesn't seem to have the longing for her birth family as some adoptees do, but finds the similarities and differences with her sisters self affirming. She credits her comfort in her adoptive family to the fact that adoption was always considered a fact of who she was and never hidden or disrespected.
If you’ve read this book, what part of her experience made an impact with you?
Nancy Williams is the Human Resources Assoicate Director for Love Without Boundaries. She lives in Cleveland, OH area with her husband, Reese, and two daughters, Elizabeth age 7, and Sarah, age 5, both adopted from Guangdong Province.