Monday, June 18

What's in a Name?

Okay, so back in February I neglected to blog about something very big that will be happening in China in regards to the naming of orp.hans.  Up until now (and I guess until later this year) all orphans were given a very distinctive surname that would forever label them as having been an orphan.  It is hard enough for the children who are not adopted to create a life for themselves once they are on their own, let alone with a last name that tells everyone that you were abandoned.  The last names they were given would either have to do with the place they were found or political party.  Now a last name would be chosen from the top 100 common surnames in China and given to the found child.  You can read more about it here.  Or watch this clip from C.N.N.

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