A very touching message from an adoptive father after reading Xinran’s Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother
This is the 3rd book I have read written by Xinran and one that truly opens the eyes to adopting parents. My wife read it and she could not believe how many reasons there were for giving up your daughter. And it truly answered the question I had when an owner of a local Chinese restaurant in seeing my daughter said how “lucky she is”. I took it to mean how lucky she was to be adopted. He knew how “lucky” she was to be alive. He knew what it meant to “do a girl”. It made me know how much love the biological mothers have for their daughters to make sure they were not killed and would have a chance at life. And for those mothers who lost their daughters, the pain they are in every day from the loss of their daughter or in some cases daughters. This is a book that you will not be able to put down but you will have to in order to finish the book as each story tugs at your heart. I wish I could speak to my daughters bio mother to let her know that her daughter is doing great, is beautiful, intelligent and an outstanding athlete on top of it all. I would love to send pictures so she can see how her decision to let this girl live was so important and how this one life will make a difference in this world because of her unselfish act. Read and hug your little girl a little tighter and know just how special she is.
by Walter A. Watts (Augusta, ME, USA)