From China to America with Love and Compassion

This post isn’t what you might expect. This is about one of the Lost Daughters of China being adopted by a loving American family.  I wrote a similar story in Earth to Earth, Dirt to Dirt, Ashes to Ashes. However, this story may have a different ending.

In this story, Gillian Wong, the Associated Press, writes in The Washington Post about another adopted girl from China. Katie is 16, and she might die from an aggressive form of leukemia.  Her only chance may be a donor. To find one, Katie’s American mother, Sherrie Cramer, traveled to China in an attempt to save her daughter’s life.

“In the industrial city of Liuzhou, where Katie once lived, the head of the local Red Cross office, Song Xianmin, organized meetings with reporters and visits to a blood donation bus and Katie’s old orphanage.

“We are very touched that you would come from so far away to try to find a match for a child of China, whom you have treated as your own family,” says Song, a thin, bespectacled man.”

Since I lost a close friend to leukemia, I’m aware of how heart wrenching this can be and wish the best for Katie and her family.


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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