Cross-cultural family challenges

Two personal articles about the challenges of bringing a Chinese wife into an American family and about raising a mixed-blood (æ··è¡€) baby in China:

  • Split Between Two Worlds
    “My parents were and probably to a much lesser extent still are convinced that Bean (the pet name by which I call my wife) got pregnant on purpose. Either to keep me in her life or to get a green card, but basically on purpose.”
  • Mixed-Blood Prince
    “I’m not sure if I want my son to grow up special/strange in China, where concepts of class and race are so one-dimensional. My wife is certainly against it. She wants him to grow up in a multi-cultural type of environment where his bloodline doesn’t really mean that much. So do I actually. Maybe I should take him to where he is not considered to be the Other …”

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