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To Curb the Country's exploding population, China limits most families to one child, or in certain circumstances, two children. Due to cultural, social, and economic factors, traditional preferences leans towards boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. Today, more than one-quarter of all babies adopted from abroad by American families from China - and nearly all are girls. National Geographic and Lisa Ling join some of these families as they travel to China to meet their new daughters for the first time. Along this emotional journey, Lisa Ling shares in the joy of these growing families and also witnesses first hand China's gender gap, examines its roots, and discusses its possible repercussions.
Love this- I show it to my high school students every year so they can see what's going on in China. I get emotional every time I see the parents receive their new adopted child!Published 2 months ago by Sylvia M
This precious documentary sustained my husband and me for approx. 2 years as we waited for our daughter. I watched it easily 20 times and I never tire of it, even today. Read morePublished 4 months ago by GaMountainGirl
Excellent documentary of several families' journey to China to bring their adopted children home. Includes educated glimpses into the cultural challenges and way of life that make... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sasa
This is a wonderfully insightful documentary about how China's gender birthing beliefs between the traditional male-favored child for family support, and the less-favored female... Read morePublished 18 months ago by LAVERN J. DE WILDE
What a story. So informative. The girls are amazing. Although so many of them reach their potential in America, they still wonder why they were given up.Published on June 17, 2013 by T.B.
This DVD was informative. I believe it needs an updated version but it was simple and forward. The girls sharing their stories were precious. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by KC
As a adoptive mother of two girls from China, I found this video to be informative and interesting. Lisa Ling presented a good overview of the process, the emotional highs and... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by E. Christensen
This is a fantastic tool to be used in a Middle/High School classroom! It covers the "one child" policy and the adoption process for many American parents. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by Teacher MN