My name is Molly Schmiesing, 23, American adoptee from China.


I was born in Wuhan in 1993 and adopted at 9 months old. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I always wondered about my birth parents and the country that I was born in. I dreamed of traveling back to seek any answers that I could find.  I recently had the opportunity to live in Bei Jing with my husband, Mike.  While working there, we also volunteered with an organization that cares for abandoned children with complex medical needs. We were also able to travel around China seeing some of her beauty, learning about her people and their culture.  This blog is a sharing of my experience in the hope of reaching out to other Chinese adoptees and their families.

A bit about myself:

Growing up with a sister and mom and dad was pretty darn close to perfect, quite possibly the life that my birth mother had hoped for me. Cleveland is a beautiful, quirky place and as an added bonus, thanks to Lebron James and the Cavaliers, no longer athletically cursed. I was raised Catholic and accepted it as my own for reasons both many and various. I attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, graduated with a degree in Biology and met my husband; which one will prove more useful, I do not yet know.