The Lost Daughters of China is a book that addresses Karin Evans' experience adopting her daughter from China. While it is important enough with a lotThe Lost Daughters of China is a book that addresses Karin Evans' experience adopting her daughter from China. While it is important enough with a lot of the history this book despite it being about ten years old.
I enjoyed a lot of the history fact of it, and I think this book would be paired well with Ann Hood's fiction book along the same lines, as it gives better history facts.
That being said, while I enjoyed parts of it, I had read or previously known a lot of the history of gendercide in China. There are some former colleagues of mine that are currently adopting children, so I've learned much of their adoption process and the mounds of hassles and paperwork that goes towards adopting their child. The flip side was that their child is one of the few boys that are given up due to health reasons.
There have also been a lot of other things written recently for the Economist, on similar subjects so while I felt it wasn't new for me. I think this would be a reasonable intro to the concepts of China and adopting young girls....more