On Adoptee Remembrance Day 2020, we honor and remember adoptees who have lost their lives, experienced violence and abuse, and to those who are still struggling with mental health. Being an adoptee is a lifelong journey, one that is fraught with trauma, struggles, and resilience. To our community members, please know you are not alone. We stand with you in support and feel so honored to get to play a small part in creating a community with such a beautiful diverse group of Chinese adoptees. As we always say, “Same Beginnings, Different Paths.”
Finally, we would like to share our memorial message honoring the life of Norwegian Chinese adoptee, Johanne Ihle-Hansen, who was taken away too soon. Johanne’s life was stolen from her on August 10, 2019 at the young age of 17. On behalf of CCI, we strive to honor her memory as a part of the Chinese adoptee community. Although we did not know her personally, as her fellow Chinese adoptee community, we would like to show support from wherever we are around the world to offer our respects. We offer sincere condolences to her loved ones as her memory lives on.
With love and respect,
The China’s Children International Board
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