Item description for Baby In A Box by Leroy Ramsey & Jane Ramsey...
Overview This is a story about a baby abandoned on the streets of Nanchang, China, and God's faithfulness in seeing her adopted by an American family. There were many trials and tribulations before this came to pass. Chinese/American relations were tenuous at the time, and China was instituting a new adoption law. The baby-Mei Mei-remained a nonentity until we were forced to put her in an orphanage in Nanchang, where an estimated 90 percent of the babies died.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Baby In A Box?
Enlightening Aug 22, 2008
I have always been an advocate for overseas adoption, but after reading this story I am more inclined to encourage others to see the true story behind what goes on in other countries. It was such a blessing to read this book and I am now sharing it with others.
thrilling and uplifting Jul 14, 2007
I laughed and cried throughout the book and couldn't wait to finish it, but then wanted it to keep going on at the end. It is easy reading but full of rich content. I would recommend this to young people as well as adults. It is more than a good story. It shows how one couple faced insurmountable obstacles with faith and perseverance with many twists and turns in the road.
Outstanding portrayal Apr 12, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is not just a story of rescuing an unwanted Chinese baby girl, it is a story which describes life in China for an expat family at the very beginning of China's move to modernization and an expression of faith in God while the midst of stuggles and doubts. The book ends with a tiny glimpse from the heart of the rescued young lady, 17 years later, which resounds as a song of triumph. I rarely cry about anything but this book brought me to tears twice.
Wonderfully moving story! Mar 26, 2005
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - a real page-turner. It is a beautiful story of the rescue of a baby girl found in a box in China - discarded and abandoned. But, woven within the story are all the obstacles that bring home the reality of the tragedy of all those that do not have the same fortune. The book is an eye-opener to cultural barriers faced by missionaries or any others that seek to bring aid in the midst of established traditions and red tape. It also graphically illustrates the plight of children in Chinese orphanages. I highly recommend this book.
I'll feature this on my radio show Feb 12, 2005
I found this book an emotional roller coaster of a story offering a real insight into the culture of China's one child policy. To curb the countries skyrocketing population the government only allows couples to have one child. The preference is to have a boy to carry on the family name leading the way for many baby girls to be killed or thrown out. If a woman brings forth a girl then her family, especially her in-laws, will ridicule her. This is an enjoyable true story about a Chinese baby girl that was abandoned and picked up by an American family living in China. They fought for her to get adopted by an American family. Baby in a Box chronicles the red tape encountered between the U.S. and Chinese governments and the difficulty of Communist China refusing to admit the baby even existed. It was a journey thru emotional highs and lows where the baby had to basically be re abandoned so she could be officially recognized as a Chinese citizen. With much faith through love and hope she could be adopted and set free in America by the Grace of God.