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Apr 15, 2018

Cornelia, one of the organizers of a very creative online search project, explains how 73 adoptive families and adoptees have gone about creating and promoting a video on Chinese social media to try to reach birth family members from Guangxi Province. She also shares some of her own personal adoption and search history, including a reunion with the birth mother of her second adopted child from Ethiopia, and she offers advice for others considering a similar search attempt in China. Iris, Ricki and Lisle consider the possibilities for success on a video platform, and they also wonder about possible differences in the cultural impact of a birth family reunion in China compared to Cornelia’s experience with her other daughter’s birth mom from Ethiopia. Here is the video mentioned in this podcast  and the Weibo post  (Note: you must sign up for an account with Weibo to access members’ information.)