TITLE

Dealing with a complicated truth

AUTHOR(S)
McDonald, Michele
PUB. DATE
December 1996
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter96, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the experiences of the author, a photojournalist in the United States, in trying to adopt a Chinese child. Treatment of abandoned children, primarily girls, in China; Favoritism of boys; Approval of the adoption paperwork in the United States in 1995; Information on the mortality rates of black infants in Boston, Massachusetts; Successful adoption.
ACCESSION #
9701140959

 

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