{Made in China: Vanita Oelschlager}

{Made in China:  Vanita Oelschlager}

{Synopsis} – Made In China touches on two seemingly unrelated subjects – adoption and sibling relations. As told in this story. These are intertwined and very important to one young child who literally was “made in China.” The story begins when the child is told by her older sister, in a teasing manner, that she is adopted from China, and “marked” just like the broom and their toys. Upset, she goes to her father who tells her the story of how she came to be their child but “you're not made like a toy, you were made in China to give us joy.” And, he also reminds her that “you are much more than what people say about you.” The story is resolved with her older sister and she is reassured that “In all the wide world we couldn't love you more.”

{My thoughts} – This is a sweet little book about adoption. The little girl in this book is adopted from China and her older sister makes her feel more like an object then a person. The older sister hurts her feelings and soon the little girl goes to talk to their father about it. He clears it up and a nice way and tells her yes she was made in China but not like an object. She was born there and then came to live with them and they love her very much. At the end of the book she seems to be happy and playing again.

This book is fairly true to what it has to say about adoption. Some children really do feel out of place when they have been adopted. Some don’t really know how they are suppose to feel once they find out and others are tore up because they find out that was hidden from them. Then there are some that feel out of place and never know what until they discover they were indeed adopted. I think this would be a good book for any child that has been adopted to read if they know about the adoption. It may help them to better understand some things. The most important is that their biological parents gave them up because they loved them and not because they didn’t want them. Although that may not always be the case, most the time it is. It is also important for children to understand that they are loved by their parents no matter where they come from or how they became a part of their family.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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