Ask the Girls is an archived project that ran between 2010-2011. Parents and their children with a connection to adoption were invited to ask questions on the website to a number of tween & teen adoptees. Thank you to all the people that took part in the project.
This has been left up for prosperity, the program is no longer running.
About the Project
You and your children can email us with questions you have and the girls will answer them. Check out the “Tweens & Teens” profiles. Do you have a question for one of the girls in this group? All of the girls who have profiles below were adopted from China. They range in age between 12 and 13 and they all live in New York City. They are interested in learning about all of you and they want to help you with any questions you might have.
The Girls Profiles
Please note that all the girls’ identities are protected, but they will be answering your questions. Feel free to direct your questions to a particular girl or to the group as a whole. Ask away!
Profile: I am Chinese and go to school in NYC.
Adoption Story: I was adopted at 4 months old in China.
Favorites: hanging out with friends, reading, being in the country, snow, sleeping
Dislikes: a lot of homework, my birthday, mean people (fighting), waking up in the morning
Expertise: good with animals, math, science
What people should know about me: I am adopted. I am a good student.
Nickname: Pumpkin Pie
Profile: I like art. I am Jewian (Jewish and Christian)
Adoption Story: I am Chinese
Favorites: drawing, swimming, volleyball, music, my dog (Misty), shopping, books, cell phones, the book Twilight
Dislikes: nail filing, chalkboards, smoking, mean teachers
Expertise: colonial America
What people should know about me: I have layers. I like the summer/winter. I have a hamster and a dog.
Profile: Loud and outgoing and friendly
Adoption Story: I was 13 months when I was adopted to NYC. I was found in a national Park in Xiamen, China.
Favorites: Butter pecan ice cream, my favorite stuffed animal, play soccer, shopping, friends. I love drama (acting) and singing. I like to sneak eating junk food! I love music.
Dislikes: People who are angry and disruptive and annoying, people who are racist toward people (especially toward Asians).
Expertise: I am good at being honest. I am good at singing and acting.
What people should know about me: I live in New york City and I go to Middle School in Manhattan. I love to listen to music. I love to act!
Profile: I currently live in New York City with my moms and my sister. I go to school in Manhattan and I am Jewish. My birthday is in January.
Adoption Story: I was adopted i n Fu Zhou, China when I was 5 months old. I was adopted with 8 other girls and have a reunion with them every summer. Tow summers ago, I went back to China with them and met my foster mother. We also went back to our orphanage. It was so much fun.
Favorites: Playing with the little kids, baby sitting, listening to music, dancing, hanging out with friends, socializing
Dislikes: mean people, smoking
Expertise: gymnastics, singing
What people should know about me: I love school and I love learning. I enjoy hanging out and singing with friends.
Profile: Asian American, adopted from China
Adoption Story: About a year old and found at a train station in Xiamen.
Favorites: cats and dogs, light blue, corgies
Dislikes: horror movies, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars
Expertise: Good with toddlers, good at swimming
What people should know about me: I am relatively good at solving problems and I try to help in any way I can.
Profile: long dark, brown hair
Adoption Story: from China
Favorites: playing on the computer, animals
Dislikes: rainy days
Questions & Answers
One question & Answer was made available on publicly on the Ask the Girls – Being Bullied page.
Here were some of the other questions that were asked, however the answers were not made public, but it might be interesting for you to hear what other peoples concerns are. Find them here on the Ask the Girls – Questions page.