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Lucky Girl: Adoption Symposium

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: 19 University Place Auditorium
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19 University Place
New York, 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 11/07/2009 12:00 PM 11/07/2009 05:00 PM America/New_York Lucky Girl: Adoption Symposium More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/lucky-girl-adoption-symposium/ 19 University Place Auditorium, New York, 10003

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)