Describe the effects of poverty on China's women and girls and why it is germane to the discussion of adoption.
Explain the quote,"How sad to be a woman! Nothing on earth is held so cheap" (poet Fu Hsuan). What does this mean? What connection does it have with the current state of affairs in China? Is it an accurate statement? Why or why not?
What is ironic about the packing that Karin and Mark do for their trip to China? Why? How does she feel about it?
What is the symbolism of the comparison that Karin makes between her baby's footprint and the place of her birth?
Describe the significance of the baiji. What are they? How is their story connected to those of abandoned Chinese baby girls?
What are the circumstances that have led to the wide disparity between the number of girls and boys in...
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