Sponsored by A/P/A Institute at NYU and Families with Children from China of Greater New York (FCCNY)
Registration begins at 12:00
Program starts at 12:30
Lucky Girl is a riveting memoir about author Mei-Ling Hopgood’s surprise reunion and relationship with the complicated Chinese family that gave her up for adoption when she was a baby. Spanning cultures and continents, Hopgood’s journey brings home a tale of joy and regret, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery, as she untangles the unlikely strands that formed her destiny. As a journalist, Ms. Hopgood pushes herself to address many of the complex and difficult questions parents and adolescents struggle with around self-identity, adoption and the complicated concept of family today.
The symposium will take up issues that are explored within this book and will include separate discussion sessions for tweens, teens and adults.
Co-sponsored by: Families with Children from China of Greater New York (FCCNY)