May 28th, 2008
09:02 AM ET

China's Quake Orphans

Editor’s note: Selena Hsu is a former AC360° staffer, now in China as media fellow for the Henry Luce Foundation and working for CCTV – China Central Television.


China's Quake Orphans

Selena Hsu

China's earthquake has separated thousands of children from their parents – and left them potential orphans. At Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang, Sichuan Province, everyone is looking for someone...

The Chinese government says it is coming up with plans to allow for adoption. It's estimated that 4,000 have been orphaned from the quake.

As children's names are called off on loudspeakers, more than a week after the quake, everyone is still hoping that at last their paths will cross here.

Filed under: China Earthquake
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Rita

    I once lived as an orphan for 9 years in Russia and I feel so awful to see what these children are going through. Not only that, but I am also a first time mom and I just got in sorrow for these children. I hope and pray that many Americans would humble themselves and adopt. Adoption did bring me new hope and a new life, thanks be to God. Keep the little ones in prayer and if you can help, help them.

    May 28, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  2. Cindy

    It is so sad that so many children have been left with nothing or no one to care for them. I truly hope that China does the right thing and allows people to adopt them.

    May 28, 2008 at 10:16 am |
  3. Annie Kate

    Its hard for me to wrap my mind around the scope of this tragedy – so many dead and so many separated. It does seem like from the short clips we see of the recovery process that China is dealing with the impact of the quake better than the US handled the aftermath of Katrina. I hope the children all the children wind up with parents – whether it is their natural parents who survived or adopted parents.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    May 28, 2008 at 10:02 am |