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What’s In A Name?

The government of China has officially announced that it will ban child welfare institutions from giving new children coming into their care generic names like “state” or “party.” China Daily reported the news this past week (click here to see the full article).

All of us at LWB are very happy by this decision. I have personally seen the effects of children having names that automatically brand them as orphaned. We have had to push extremely hard over the years to get older orphaned children into school programs or hired by companies because of the stigma and discrimination that still surrounds anyone with this label in China. Read more.

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