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Path to Parenthood: 'China Ghosts' Recounts Adoption Experience

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In the past 15 years, over 62,000 Chinese children, mostly girls, have been adopted by Americans. We speak with a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and his wife, who have adopted two children fro

Path to Parenthood: 'China Ghosts' Recounts Adoption Experience

Alison St John (Guest Host): Imagine traveling to China to adopt a baby you've never seen except in a photo. Jeff Gammage, a reporter for the Philadelphia Enquirer , made the journey with his wife to pick up a two-year-old girl called Jin Yu. Jin Yu is one of more than 60,000 Chinese babies who have been adopted by Americans. Gammage has written a book called China Ghosts about how he, his wife and his two-year-old dealt with the emotional turmoil of the experience.

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