"Don't think you're going to walk into an over-crowded orphanage, take one child out, and be the same person when you sit down to breakfast the next morning. You won't be. It's too cruel a lottery. And your participation in it will mark you.
It would say: from now on, wherever you may go and whatever you may do, the faces of the children left behind will come to you.
It would say: when you travel to China, you think you're bringing home one little girl. Only later do you realize that a host of spectators have moved in.
You think you are tying your fate to the life of a single child. You find out that you have been inextricably bound to the lives of dozens of others. And that there is little you can offer those children besides prayers." - " (China Ghosts: My Daughter's Journey to America, My Passage to Fatherhood" by Jeff Gammage) #chinaadoption #bringingourgirlhome #bringingourguyhome