This Website is a “Work in Progress”; it’s in a “Test Mode.”
Please follow live blogs in “Search in Action.”
About the Birth Parents Search Website
A new website, dedicated to the birth parents search, will be launched soon. The new
website is designed to:
- Spotlight ongoing searches by creating blogs for individuals or families during their travel and search in China.
- Serve as a platform for families and individuals to share their search stories and experiences, giving voice to birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees.
- Provide a forum for members of the Chinese adoptive community to communicate with each other and to create their own cultural space.
- Facilitate families and adoptees in the birth parents search by forging connections and links in China, including collaborations with Chinese search websites, organizations, and individuals. Support resources and research (e.g., media coverage and expert contributions) on a wide range of issues on international adoption.
About the Main Menus/Tabs
These menus are tentative and subject to change. Comments on the efficacy and relevance of these menus are sought.
- “Search in Action”: This is one of the most interactive and attractive features of this website. Each year, particularly during the summer, there are adoptees and families launching their search in China. We will create a blog page for each adoptee or family to share/blog on their experience simultaneously.
- “Search Stories”: We will invite those families who have conducted their search to share their experiences. Each family can post a variety of materials such as their documents, photos/videos, diaries, and anything relevant to the search. These families can also share their thoughts on their search such as what worked and what didn’t work.
- “Research & Resources”: This website will also be the place where interested individuals and families can find useful resources such as research articles and expert opinions on a wide range of issues. We will invite experts and scholars to routinely contribute to the website. We will also invite experts to offer free webinars.
- “Related Sites”: We will provide links to websites with a diverse body of information. For instance, we will link the Chinese search site “baby come home”; we will follow media coverage on international adoption.
- “Blog”: A team of scholars, experts, and experienced families from the United States, China, and other parts of the world are invited to blog on timely issues and topics; visitors are also invited to comment and share their thoughts.
- “Chinese Search Database”: This is the most ambitious part of the effort. For families who are interested, we can built a Chinese website and launch it in China. We will share this materials/website with individuals and organizations (such as Chinese media and search sites). (When confidentiality is desired, we will keep all the materials away from the public in the private setting.) In the long run, we hope to help create a DNA database to significantly further the search effort.