This is hardly unexplored territory, but until now most of the copious commentary on Chinese adoption has come from the parents’ point of view.
Ann, a textbook American teenager, is hooked on pop culture and none too eager to seek out her birth parents.
And Haley, raised in a Christian family in Nashville, Tenn., makes several trips to China to find her birth parents.
To her credit, Knowlton never falls into the trap of blaming birth parents, most of whom are dirt-poor peasants forced by government policy into making terrible decisions for their newborns.
On the plus side, Somewhere Between is refreshingly free of the cloying, one-size-fits-all dogma that sometimes bedevils the adoption community.