adoption · books and reading · culture/multiculturalism · immigration

What a Lucky Girl

The memoir, Lucky Girl is about one woman’s surprise reunion and relationship with the complicated Chinese family that gave her up for adoption when she was a baby. Spanning cultures and continents, Mei-Ling Hopgood’s memoir brings home a tale of joy and regret, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery, as she untangles the unlikely strands that formed her destiny.

In “Another Country, not my Own”, Mei-Ling Hopgood wrestles with the tensions that can arise when adoptive parents embrace the “home” cultures of their children.

The stories of adoptive parents and their children always make me very emotional. Growing up, my sisters and I dreamed that we would be adopted someday, that beautiful, wonderful parents would rescue us from the misery of child abuse and neglectful parents. They never came. It is a truly amazing person, an angel, that has the compassion to take the children of others and raises them as their own.

One thought on “What a Lucky Girl

  1. I have four cousins who are adopted, and they had a strict and loving family.

    I had a cousin from another branch who decided to use medical advanced methods to have a second child, and it resulted in large bills, a miscarriage, and a near fatal staph infection. The moral I drew from these cousins is that adoption is better than going to Dr. Moreau for some fertility hoodoo that may kill you.


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