“Adopting the culture”

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Adopting the culture

by Dana DeFever | Citizen Patriot | Sunday March 30, 2008, 8:00 AM

Children today fear few things more than being different than their peers. They want to look the same, talk the same, and have similar homes and backgrounds. Even with the near-universal refrain about embracing diversity, it’s
still a tall order for the average child. It can be especially
difficult for those from different countries who are adopted by
American parents.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

2 thoughts

  1. “They know why they were adopted and it’s important to take them back to China so they have an idea of what their life would be like if they were still there, she said.
    “I think she (Megan) knows how much better her life is here than back in China,” Cox said. “She’s a very bright kid.”
    Is it just me or is that not a warped reason on why we should be taking our kids back to China? What if her child returned to her homeland and recognized how much she has lost and how rich the culture is or even better, how much she feels like she belongs? Possibly she isn’t thinking “how better her life is here” but rather how nice it feels to be in China.

  2. I can’t wait to take my daughter back to China to see how great it is there. How warm and friendly the people of her home town are. To see that,yes, her life may be difffernt living in America. Different does not equal better.

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