Director: Elizabeth Pearson Garr
A Chinese parable says that a red string ties each mother with her baby, even if the child is born thousands of miles away. A baby girl is relinquished by her birth parents in China; she is adopted by an unmarried woman in the United States. What then?
THE RED STRING takes an intimate look at how four mother-daughter pairs create and incorporate culture, heritage and tradition in their families. The mothers – three Caucasian and one Chinese American – and their young Chinese-born daughters share their thoughts and feelings about their choices, culture and single-parent families.
Recommended for students in high school and up, staff development, families with adopted children, people considering adoption and community organizations.