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Roots run deep for children welcomed into US families

By Zhao Huanxin and Dong Leshuo in Washington | China Daily | Updated: 2018-02-14 07:51

For Mark Willcher, a resident from the US state of Maryland, having a son from China means a lot of happiness and also having to learn a lot - culture, language and traditions that are way different from the United States.

"We adopted Eli two and a half years ago, and we want him to know that he has both roots in China and roots here in the United States, and we have enrolled in a Chinese language program," Willcher told China Daily on Monday night at a gathering to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The Willchers were one of the 70 US families invited to the Chinese Embassy to attend a reception that featured Chinese acrobatic, drama and martial art shows. Eli also painted a facial mask and got a fur friend - a toy panda - as a gift.

Roots run deep for children welcomed into US families

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