HCCI: Language of Adoption

Hey there! Hallo! Hola! Salut! Ciao! Olá! Hej! Cześć! Ahoj! 你好!こんにちは。Приве́т.

Humans of CCI is launching a new photo feature - Humans of CCI: Language of Adoption!

The ‘Language of Adoption’ feature aims to shine a light on the international adoptee community and our varied experiences of adoption. We welcome submissions from Chinese adoptees from all over the world to share a word (or phrase) - in your native language or English - that describes an aspect of your experiences of being adopted.

As one of the CCI Summer 2019 Interns (and a languages graduate!), I want to raise awareness of how diverse and international our amazing community is. Especially those adoptees outside of the English-speaking world.

You can choose any word that you feel is relevant to your experience of adoption, your relationship with your birth country (China) and so on; which you can then explain the meaning in English (if applicable) and share why you chose this word. And you can upload a photo to be published on the HCCI Facebook page that you feel showcases your word!

If you are interested in sharing your experience (word and photo!), we would love to hear from you!

About Hannah   Hi! My name is Hannah, born in Guangdong province, adopted at 9 months and raised in the UK. I studied Mandarin, French and Business at university and have been lucky enough to visit my SWI twice and lived in Beijing and Hong Kong. I have a permanent case of ‘itchy feet’ and I’m always thinking about which language I want to learn or country I want to move to next.  This summer, I am also working on projects to expand CCI's international reach - including organising a UK CCI Adoptee meetup - and creating resources for CCI members hoping to live and work in China/Asia.

About Hannah

Hi! My name is Hannah, born in Guangdong province, adopted at 9 months and raised in the UK. I studied Mandarin, French and Business at university and have been lucky enough to visit my SWI twice and lived in Beijing and Hong Kong. I have a permanent case of ‘itchy feet’ and I’m always thinking about which language I want to learn or country I want to move to next.

This summer, I am also working on projects to expand CCI's international reach - including organising a UK CCI Adoptee meetup - and creating resources for CCI members hoping to live and work in China/Asia.

Read the How To Guide HERE before complete the submission form.

Please note: there is currently NO deadline for submissions. Everyone who submits will be profiled sooner or later; however, based on level of interest, we may stagger interviews / profiles such that some members are profiled before others.

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