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[Adoption Statement of Naomi Ji]

Description: Personal statement of Naomi Ji regarding her adoption of from the Shanghai Children's Welfare Institute in Shanghai, China by parents in Southern England. She describes her struggles with identity, why she began her Youtube channel, and her trip to China during her university years. There is a photo of Naomi as a baby on page 3 of the statement.
Date: unknown
Creator: Naomi Ji
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview with Zoe, Grace, and Kai Purtell]

Description: Interview with Grace, Zoe, and Kai Purtell regarding their adoptions from Guangdong Province (Grace and Zoe) and Yunnan Province (Kai), China. At the time of the interview, Grace and Zoe (twins) were nine years old and Kai was five years old. Kai shares his adoption story and the surgeries he's had to correct his cleft palate. Zoe speaks about her desire to visit China when she's older and Grace speaks about her skill with drawing.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 8 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Purtell, Zoe; Purtell, Grace & Purtell, Kai
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History Interview with Jian Rzeszewicz]

Description: Oral history with Jian Rzeszewicz regarding her adoption to Washington from Zhan-Jian, Guadong Province, China. She shares what her childhood was like, particularly that the diversity of the general population in Washington helped her feel more accepted, and her parents' efforts to connect her to Chinese culture and other adoptees. She also discusses her connections to the other girls adopted at the same time as her and her trip to China where she visited the orphanage where she lived as a baby. She also shares the emotional impact of meeting her foster mother and her advocacy for adopted children in the United States.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 47 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Rzeszewicz, Jian
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statements of Lily Selvaggi and Tina Fletcher]

Description: Personal statements of Lily Selvaggi and Tina Fletcher regarding the adoption of Lily from the Guigang City SWI, Guangxi Province, China. Lily states she hasn't considered her Chinese history much due the inaccessibility of the information and Tina, also an adoptee, describes her and her husband's family history and experiences parenting Lily. There is a photo of Lily holding a black cat on the second page of the document.
Date: unknown
Creator: Selvaggi, Lily & Fletcher, Tina
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview With Meikina Stuy]

Description: Interview with Meikina Stuy regarding her adoption from Guangdong Province, China, discussing her parents' search for her birth parents and her thoughts about her adoption.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 5 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Stuy, Meikina
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History With Longlan Stuy]

Description: Oral history of Longlan Stuy regarding the adoptions of Meikina, Meigon, and Meilan from Guangdong Province (Meikina and Meigon) and Henan Province (Meilan) in China. She shares her views on international adoption and the difficulties of sharing Chinese culture with her daughters in the United States. She also speaks about her work researching birth parents for adoptees.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 17 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Stuy, Longlan
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Oral History with Timothy Tian Bao Estes]

Description: Oral history with Timothy Tian Bao Estes regarding his adoption from Luyong SWI in Hunan Province, China at the age of 14. He describes his childhood in China, growing up with a woman who took him in and in an orphanage and his adoption to the United States. He also speaks about his experiences as a teenager in Washington, the difficulties of adjusting to his new circumstances and how he joined the Jobs Corps program and later, Americorps.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 1 hour 53 seconds
Creator: Estes, Timothy Tian Bao
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview With Meilan Stuy]

Description: Interview with Meilan Stuy regarding her adoption from Henan Province, China. She shares what information she knows about her birth family and the circumstances surrounding her adoption. She also speaks about learning that Longlan was not her biological mother and how she deals with questions about her family.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 7 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Stuy, Meilan
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview with Carlos Maldonado]

Description: Interview with Carlos Maldonado regarding the adoption of Ivy Maldonado from Yiwu, China. He speaks about their decision to adopt, and particularly from China, and what the early years with Ivy were like. He shares some of Ivy's medical challenges, physically and psychologically, and the ups and downs of their relationship.
Date: unknown
Duration: 15 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Maldonado, Carlos
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview With Zoi Kunkle and Pat Jacobs-Kunkle]

Description: Interview with Zoi Kunkle and her mother, Pat Jacobs-Kunkle, regarding Zoi's adoption from Chenzhou City in Hunan Province, China. Zoi describes her future aspirations and her interests in her birth family and early life in China. Her mother shares her and her husband's decision to adopt and from China in particular, and their thoughts on searching for Zoi's birth family.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 15 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Kunkle, Zoi Yi Xing & Jacobs-Kunkle, Pat
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Emi Pennington and Diane Pennington]

Description: Personal statement of Emi and Diane Pennington regarding the adoption of Emi Pennington from Shaoyang, Hunan Province, China. Emi discusses her ambivalence toward visiting China and Diane speaks about the reactions she receives from other people when her and Emi are together in public. There is a photo of Diane and Emi on the second page of the statement.
Date: 2015~
Creator: Pennington, Emi & Pennington, Diane
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History with Maria]

Description: Oral history with Maria regarding the adoption of Li Hua from Hunan Province, China. Maria speaks about searching for Li Hua's birth family and Li Hua's feelings about finding her birth parents. She also speaks about the logistics around searching for Li Hua's birth family and that the search began rather informally while Li Hua and her brother were traveling in China.
Date: unknown
Duration: 38 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Maria
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Oral History With Naomi Ji]

Description: Oral History with Naomi Ji regarding her adoption from Shanghai to the United Kingdom. She speaks about her university studies, growing up in rural England, and her experiences traveling internationally. She then shares her impressions of issues surrounding international and transracial adoption in the United Kingdom including the availability of resources and support networks to adoptees and families. She also discusses her Youtube channel, why she began making videos, and the videos she's created.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 31 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Naomi Ji
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview with Avery Kimberlin]

Description: Narrative history of Avery Kimberlin regarding her adoption from Jiangsu Province, China, describing what she knows about her adoption and how she reacts to questions or comments about being adopted.
Date: unknown
Duration: 5 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Kimberlin, Avery
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview of Caroline Heath's Parents Conducted by Caroline Heath]

Description: Interview of Caroline Heath's parents conducted by Caroline Heath (age 10), regarding her adoption of from the Yuangchun SWI in Guangdong Province, China. Caroline interviews her parents, asking them why they wanted to adopt her, why her mother has maintained their Chinese adoption group, what were their experiences in China, and what being a parent is like.
Date: [2017..]
Duration: 12 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Heath, Caroline
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History with Helena Hong and Elena Triginer]

Description: Oral History with Helena Hong and Elena Triginer regarding the adoption of Helena Hong from Heilongjiang Province, Hegang to Barcelona Spain. Helena speaks about her childhood in China and how she came to live in the orphanage and Elena describes her decision to adopt and particularly to adopt an older child. Helena also shares how she established contact with the family she lived with in China through social media and her decision to not maintain contact at the time of the interview. They both speak about the transition to living in Spain. The interview is conducted in English, Catalan, and Mandarin with Shanshan Zhang acting as Mandarin interpreter.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 41 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Hong, Helena & Triginer, Elena
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Jill, Janet, and Pete Warnke]

Description: Personal statements of Jill, Janet, and Pete Warnke regarding the adoption of Jill Warnke from Jiangxi Province, China. Jill discusses her audition and performance in the musical, "Annie." Janet and Pete describe the decision to adopt from China and the application process to adopt Jill. There is a photo of Janet, Pete, and a baby Jill Warnke on the second page of the document.
Date: unknown
Creator: Warnke, Jill; Warnke, Janet & Warnke, Pete
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History with Nora Brock]

Description: Oral history with Nora Brock discussing her visit to China on her eighth birthday and describing the experience of "blending in" in China. She also speaks about her life in Texas, describing her school classes and interests.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 11 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Brock, Nora
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview with Tina Fletcher]

Description: Interview with Tina Fletcher regarding the adoption of Lily Selvaggi from the Guigang City SWI, Guangxi Province, China, speaking about her motivations for adopting from China and how she and her family made the decision to adopt. She also speaks about the experiences of raising an Asian child in a predominantly white area and her experiences regarding her own adoption.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 25 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Fletcher, Tina
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Deborah Amazon]

Description: Personal statement of Deborah Amazon regarding the adoption of Leah Amazon from Guangdong Province, China, describing the decision and process of adopting Leah. There is a photo of Deborah Amazon on the back of the page.
Date: unknown
Creator: Amazon, Deborah
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview With Lily Stafeil]

Description: Interview with Lily Stafeil regarding her adoption from Guangdong Province, China. This interview took place when Lily was nine years old and she speaks about her friends and favorite activities at school. Lily shares what she knows about her adoption story, China in general, and that she'd like to visit China when she's older.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 5 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Stafeil, Lily
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History With Zoe Watts]

Description: Oral history interview with Zoe Watts regarding her adoption from Yulin, China. She shares her adoption story and her experience of meeting her foster mother. She also discusses her childhood in Texas, dealing with casual racism and stereotypes, and participation in her local Families with Children from China chapter. She also speaks about her grappling with her identity.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 48 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Watts, Zoe
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview with Mary Ann and Anthony Tomasek]

Description: Interview with Mary Ann and Anthony Tomasek regarding the adoptions of Jencie and Juliann Tomasek from Hubei Province (Jencie) and Guangdong Province (Juliann), China. They speak about how they decided to adopt from China, what the adoption process entailed, and their trips of China to get their children. They also share their efforts to teach the girls about Chinese culture and their daughters' interest in their birth families.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 20 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Tomasek, Mary Ann & Tomasek, Anthony
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Members of the Stuy Family]

Description: Personal statements of Meikina, Meigon, Meilan, Longlan, and Brian Stuy regarding the adoptions of Meikina, Meigon, and Meilan from Guangdong Province (Meikina and Meigon) and Henan Province (Meilan) in China. Meikina describes her role as big sister and her feelings when meeting each of her sisters for the first time. Meigon shares her feelings on her connections to China and Chinese culture, and Meilan shares her early memories from China. Longlan discusses her family's history, her childhood during the 1970s in Guangdong Province, and the effects of China's One Child Policy on the affected generations. Brian describes the research he's done to help connect adoptees to their birth families and his views on international adoption. There is a photo of the family on the last page of the document.
Date: 2015~
Creator: Stuy, Meikina; Stuy, Meigon; Stuy, Meilan; Stuy, Longlan & Stuy, Brian
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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