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Lauren Child has a daughter adopted from Mongolia

(15 Posts)
ThisIsMyAdoptionNameChange Sat 04-Jul-15 18:49:52

I didn't know about this. My DD is a huge fan - from Charlie & Lola to Ruby Redfort and, as we adopted her from China, it will be of interest to her. Thought I'd share in case any other adoptees are fans

Telegraph article

ThisIsMyAdoptionNameChange Sat 04-Jul-15 18:54:05

You need to scroll down quite a bit to find where LC talks about the adoption. I like that she says

I had decided many years ago that I would like to adopt a child. I was aware that it would be difficult but I felt the desire to adopt as strongly as I felt the desire to have a biological child

gabsdot45 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:33:36

My children are from Russia so I love hearing about foreign adoption stories. I can really empathise with her account if the long flight and the lovely immigration staff at the airport. No one said anything to us about DS or DD ( 2 different adoptions) during all our travels until we arrived in Dublin and the immigration staff made a huge fuss of us.
Also our DD was the same age as Tuesday and we had some of the same experiences.

chocolatechip123 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:37:28

That was yonks ago wasn't it?

ThisIsMyAdoptionNameChange Sat 04-Jul-15 21:50:59

Chocolate - I think it was a couple of years ago but I just found out about it and thought I'd share.

Gabsdot - we had the opposite experience - people in China made a huge fuss of us and DD and we had plenty of unsolicited parenting advice in Beijing smile

Devora Sat 04-Jul-15 23:11:13

I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing smile

researchbookworm Sat 04-Jul-15 23:35:12

That's interesting as she's written a book called 'the New Small Person' which I've used to prepare my son for us adopting a younger child. It doesn't mention adoption specifically but there are no pregnancy illustrations as in most 'you're going to be a big brother' type books, the new baby is just suddenly there. I thought it was nicely ambiguous and wondered if it was done with adoption in mind- now I know that it probably was!

researchbookworm Sat 04-Jul-15 23:44:42

Ah- I've now read the article and see it's promoting 'the new small person'. I'd really recommend it though- for anyone having a second child either BC or AC :-)

WellyMummy Sat 04-Jul-15 23:55:35

Snap OP - are you going to picnic tomorrow??!

I love ICA stories, didn't know about this one, thanks!

Kewcumber Sat 04-Jul-15 23:59:20

DS was born in a town on the north Eastern border of Kazakhstan which is less than 300 miles from Mongolia!

I shall read CLarice BEan with new eyes now

CaitBlanched Sun 05-Jul-15 00:38:11

Welly - what picnic is that?

Kewcumber Sun 05-Jul-15 00:41:00

Funny - we had an ICA "picnic" today which actually made it onto the Embassy's facebook page!

CaitBlanched Sun 05-Jul-15 00:42:28

Googled and see you mean the CACH picnic We're not members but I hope you enjoy it. We might join as DD is now 10 and might enjoy meeting fellow adoptees - we don't know any.

CaitBlanched Sun 05-Jul-15 00:44:00

blush name change fail grin

WellyMummy Sun 05-Jul-15 01:38:12

Yup, CACH picnic. We go to the annual reunion too and, not CACH but still brilliant, Chinese Summer School in East Sussex - highly recommend them all!

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