NOWhere Anthology update

Sorry for delays in updates. The fluid dates for this project will be flowing a little longer, as my energy has been a bit dispersed. Yun Theatre has selected my play, ‘Baby Bird Flies’, for their production of shorts entitled, In Between. ‘Baby Bird Flies’ will be performed (in English and translated into Mandarin) in READ MORE

NOWhere: Call for Submissions

NOWhere: An Anthology by Chinese Adoptees is inviting Chinese adoptees to submit poetry, prose, personal essays, fiction and nonfiction, inspired by the adoption experience, for consideration. General Information ENTRY FEE: None. OPEN TO WHOM? Chinese Adoptees. THEME: Fiction or non-fiction inspired by the adoption experience. We are keen on reading fresh ways of capturing your READ MORE

NOWhere – F.A.Q.s

This post is updated with new F.A.Q.s, so check back regularly. What kind of writing are you looking for? We are looking for something that is freshly expressed and evocative, that sparks thought, and emotion, and resonates with adoptees.  How do I format my submission? For submission and formatting guidelines, click here: NOWhere: Call for READ MORE

A Trip Becomes a Journey

A Trip Becomes a Journey

About a year ago, my DNA test led me to a first cousin. A few days ago, I returned from a trip to Brighton, UK, where I physically (versus virtually) met my uncle and two of his grown children living in the UK.

Finding Ching Ha, Meeting Family

    “Understanding her diverse background, and being proud of it – that’s what will give her a sense of belonging, wherever she is.” ~ Finding Ching Ha A Long-Lost-Family Union It’s been a year since a DNA test found the family I had before my mother took me away from them and put up READ MORE

Exploring my Identity through My Novel and DNA Testing. (excerpt)

The Funeral by Maya Fleischmann Exploring my Identity through My Novel and DNA Testing. (excerpt from the full article on ICAV) The journey of self-discovery. This quest to discover who we really are is the stuff that novels and movies are made of. Though our self-perception transforms with time, events, social, and physical settings that READ MORE

The DNA results are in: Finding Ching Ha finds family.

                                  The results are in. My mind is scattered, preoccupied, unfocused. More than usual. Excitement, angst, and bittersweet emotions burble, flitter, and flutter in my whole system. Why? Because it has been less than 72 hours since I received READ MORE

Merely a spit away from a relative discovery?

Turning to science in search of my biological family. Over the last several years, I have tried to find biological family, by asking my parents’ friends and my father’s coworkers in Hong Kong. I requested information through the birth records database in Hong Kong fell short. Why didn’t I just ask my adoptive parents? When READ MORE

Click here to read the prologue!

  Finding Ching Ha – Prologue July 1967 Hong Kong   Mrs. Wong walked through the maternity ward of Canossa Hospital to visit her granddaughter. Save for the cry of a baby, and whisperings of cooing voices, the hallway was silent, serene. She stopped in front of a private room and knocked softly. As she READ MORE