Archives / 2009 / April
  • Small Person, Big Life

    My friends and a few work associates know some of the details of my last trip to China to adopt my second daughter. While there my first adopted daughter, then 4 years old, got mysteriously sick. Very very sick. My wife and I spent a lot of time and obscene amounts of money playing the Ugly American role and advocating for our child in a medical and political system not set up with any specific value placed on an individual life. I love the Chinese people (all of them) and the Chinese culture is a part of my life for the sake of my children but I’m still in 1969 when it comes to Communist governments…