"Embracing Our Daughter’s Culture...at Dinner"

When we adopted our daughter from China, our appetites were insatiable. It started a family tradition of celebrating the past during meals.

Culture and Heritage
In our family, we eat like animals. My 14-year-old son eats like a pig. I eat like an ox. My husband? Like a dragon. And, according to the Chinese zodiac, which assigns animals to specific birth years, our five-year-old daughter, Claire, devours her grub like a goat. As a keepsake from our time spent in Guangzhou, China, while finalizing Claire's adoption, we purchased plates from a street vendor, each decorated with an animal that corresponds to one of our birth ...

When we adopted our daughter from China, our appetites were insatiable. It started a family tradition of celebrating culture and heritage at dinner time.

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