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Roots-finding in Taiwan

Journeys of Discovery

Taiwanese kids have been adopted by Dutch families since 1989, most between 1993 and 2000, when 317 children found a new home in the Holland. Now in early adulthood, many are seeking to meet their biological parents and find their Taiwanese roots. Last year, the Dutch journalist and mother Maureen Welscher made a so-called “roots-finding” trip with her two adopted children from Taiwan, aged 14 and 17. What follows is a series of testimonies of those involved in the roots-finding experience, starting with Maureen and moving on to two young women who were adopted from Taiwan, Emma and Rianne.

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