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[Adoption Statement of Jeanette Scinto]

Description: Personal statement of Jeanette Scinto regarding her adoption from the Chenzhou Welfare Center in Hunan Province, China. She shares her desire to know her entire story and thoughts regarding her Chinese name, Dan Dan. There is a photo of Jeanette included on the second page of her statement.
Date: March 22, 2017
Creator: Scinto, Jeanette
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Tinka]

Description: Personal statement of Tinka regarding the adoption of her son from Hunan Province. Tinka discusses her work as a volunteer in orphanages in Hunan Province from 1995-2005 and how she adopted her son and moved back to Switzerland. There is a photo of her with her son at the end of her statement.
Date: March 22, 2017
Creator: Tinka
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History With Tinka]

Description: Oral history with Tinka regarding the adoption of her son from Hunan Province. She speaks about her work as a volunteer orphanage worker in China, particularly her work with children with impairments or disabilities, and her NGO's efforts to build support systems for children with disabilities. She speaks about how she adopted her son, who has cerebral palsy and a mental disability, and the transition for him from China to Switzerland.
Date: March 22, 2017
Duration: 41 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Tinka & Heath, Jena
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statements of Charlotte Cotter and Willa Mei Kurland]

Description: Personal statements of Charlotte Cotter and Willa Mei Kurland regarding their adoptions from Zhenjiang City in Jiangsu Province (Charlotte) and from Urumqi in Xinjiang Province, China. The statement begins with a brief overview of their trip to China to search for their birth families, then has reproduced their blog posts from their time in China. The blogs, written by both Charlotte and Willa, contain their reflections on the experience and describe the methods they used to search. The last couple pages include photos Willa and Charlotte and links to youtube videos.
Date: [2017..]
Creator: Cotter, Charlotte & Kurland, Willa Mei
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

[Adoption Statement of Sophie Mei]

Description: Personal statement of Sophie Mei regarding her adoption from the Yangxi County Social Welfare Institute in Guangdong Province, China. She describes her childhood in California and Utah, how she raised funds for her orphanage, and her trip to Guangdong Province where she visited the orphanage. There is a photo of Sophie on the last page of the statement.
Date: October 16, 2016
Creator: Sophie Mei
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History with Willa Mei Kurland and Charlotte Cotter, August 21, 2016]

Description: Oral history with Willa Mei Kurland and Charlotte Cotter regarding their trip to China to search for their birth parents. They discuss their expectations going into the trip, the attention they received from the Chinese media, and how they were embraced by Charlotte's birth family and Willa's foster family. Charlotte and Willa also speak about the aftermath of finding their birth and foster families and what their families' hopes and expectations are regarding future contact. This interview was conducted while Willa and Charlotte were in China on their birth parents search, towards the end of their trip.
Date: August 21, 2016
Duration: 46 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Cotter, Charlotte & Kurland, Willa Mei
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview With Willa Mei Kurland and Charlotte Cotter, 2016]

Description: Interview of Willa Mei Kurland and Charlotte Cotter (they interview each other), discussing their upcoming trip to China to search for their birth parents. They shares their first steps posting on social media and that Willa had begun contact with her foster family and that Charlotte has had a family step forward as her birth family. Both Willa and Charlotte shares their thoughts on searching with another person and the possibility of having different outcomes. They concurrently maintained a blog where they each shared their experiences regarding the trip and birth parent search and this interview took place after they began their search but before their trip to China.
Date: July 15, 2016
Duration: 28 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Kurland, Willa Mei & Cotter, Charlotte
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Sarah Heath and Celena Kopinski]

Description: Personal statement of Sarah Heath and Celena Kopinski regarding their adoption from the Changzhou CWI in Jiangsu Province, China. They discuss their chance encounter which lead to them discovering they were twins who had been adopted separately, Sarah by parents in Nashville, Tennessee and Celena by parents in New York City. There is a photo of Celena and Sarah on the second page of the statement.
Date: April 2016
Creator: Heath, Sarah & Kopinski, Celena
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Delaney Isley, Darrell Isley, and Betsey Isley]

Description: Personal statements of Delaney Isley, Darrell Isley, and Betsey Isley regarding the adoption of Delaney Isley from the Fuling Social Welfare Institute in Chongqing Province. Delaney's statement discusses her interests, family pets, and dealing with bullies. Darrell and Betsey's statement describes how they arrived at the decision to adopt from China and their efforts to involve Delaney in Chinese cultural activities. There is a photo of the Isley family on the third page of the statement.
Date: 2016~
Creator: Isley, Delaney; Isley, Darrell & Isley, Betsey
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Helena Hong and Elena Triginer]

Description: Personal statement of Helena Hong and Elena Triginer regarding the adoption of Helena Hong from Hegang in Heilongjiang Province, China, at the age of ten to Barcelona, Spain. Helena describes her childhood in China and the stories she was told about why she was left with the orphanage. There is a photo of Helena, Elena, and Elena's son, Alex Casas, on the second page of the statement.
Date: 2016~
Creator: Hong, Helena & Triginer, Elena
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Lena, Amy, Robert, and Myra]

Description: Personal statements of Lena, Robert, Amy, and Myra (last names not given) regarding the adoption of Lena from Southern China, describing their family and relationship with Lena's birth family in China. Robert and Amy also discuss Amy's work as a volunteer Search Angel, who does DNA birth parent searches in the United States. There are two photos included, one of Lena with her birth siblings and one of Lena, Robert, Amy and Myra.
Date: 2016~
Creator: Lena; Robert; Amy & Myra
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Lily and Rachel Stafeil]

Description: Personal statements of Lily and Rachel Stafeil regarding the adoption of Lily Stafeil from Guangdong Province, China. Lily speaks about her interests and family, including the family's three dogs, mentioning that she'd like to visit China someday. Rachel describes a trip to China during graduate school, Lily's adoption, and the changes the family has faced since then, including her and her husband's divorce. There is a photo of Lily at the end of the document.
Date: 2016~
Creator: Stafeil, Lily & Stafeil, Rachel
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Parrie Liu Maio]

Description: Personal statement of Parrie Liu Maio regarding her adoption from Changsha, Hunan Province, China. She discusses her aspirations for the future and her feelings about adoptions following her getting in contact with an adoption worker from her orphanage. There is a link to an essay she wrote about adoption on "No Hands But Ours" and a photo of Parrie Liu as a child.
Date: 2016~
Creator: Maio, Parrie Liu
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Zoi Kunkle]

Description: Personal statement of Zoi Kunkle regarding her adoption from Chenzhou City in Hunan Province, China, describing her future aspirations to be a vet and her desire to find her birth parents someday. There is a picture of Zoi and her parents posing with two sea lions on the second page.
Date: 2016~
Creator: Kunkle, Zoi
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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[Interview With Myra]

Description: Interview with Myra regarding the adoption of her younger sister, Lena, from China and their relationship with Lena's birth family in China. Myra speaks about meeting Lena's birth family and visiting their village.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 9 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Myra
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Interview With Paul Kimberlin]

Description: Interview with Paul Kimberlin regarding the adoption of Avery Kimberlin from Jiangsu China, discussing his and his wife's decision to adopt from China, and their family and friend's reactions to their decision.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 5 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Kimberlin, Paul
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
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[Oral History With Amy and Robert]

Description: Oral history with Lena, Amy, and Robert regarding the adoption of Lena from Southern China. Robert and Amy discuss their successful search for Lena's birth family and the factors that contributed to their success. They also speak about the cultural differences between the United States and China and how they chose to maintain the relationship between their families. Robert and Amy also discuss the challenges of raising Lena in an international open adoption and the complex issues that can arise from maintaining relationship with birth families.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Lena; Amy & Robert
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History With Rachel Stafeil]

Description: Oral history with Rachel Stafeil regarding the adoption of Lily Stafeil from Guangdong Province, China, discussing her and her husband's decision to adopt from China. She shares how her older children reacted and adjusted to meeting their new sister and her efforts to connect Lily to Chinese culture.
Date: 2016~
Duration: 18 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Stafeil, Rachel
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

[Adoption Statement of Audrey Copeland and Lori Hall]

Description: Personal statement of Audrey Copeland and Lori Hall regarding the adoption of Audrey from the Maogang Social Welfare Institute in Maoming, Guagdong Province, China. Audrey discusses her feelings about being adopted and Lori describes her decision to and the process of adopting Audrey. There is a photograph of Audrey Copeland on the second page.
Date: 2015~
Creator: Copeland, Audrey & Hall, Lori
Partner: St. Edward’s University

[Adoption Statement of Bai Yi Min Foxweldon]

Description: Personal statement of Bai Yi Min Mershon Blasek Foxweldon (Ming) regarding her adoption from Kunming, China, describing her experiences of growing up as an adopted child in the United States and her search for her birth parents. There is a photo of Bai Yi Min at the end of the statement.
Date: 2015~
Creator: Foxweldon, Bai Yi Ming Mershon Blasek (Ming)
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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