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sudburyupfront Copper Cliff connection When she was a young girl growing up in Waters Township, journalist Ann Rauhala’s address was RR1 Copper Cliff. Many years later, when she and her husband adopted a baby girl from China, they were delighted to learn she also came from a mining town. “The name of the town (in China) translates to Copper Mountain, so we all joked, “great news the baby is also from Copper Cliff’,” says Rauhala. Rauhala has edited a collection of essays mostly written by parents who, like her, have adopted a child from China. The book is titled The Lucky Ones, and is published by ECW Press. Many people will remark these children are lucky to have been “rescued” after being abandoned because of China’s one-child policy. “Make no mistake. The mothers and fathers of children from China know that we’re the lucky ones,” Rauhala writes in the book’s preface. Contributors include actress Sonja Smits, journalists Evan Solomon and Havard Gould, novelist Lilian Nattel and poet Susan Olding. Teens Jasmine Bent and Lia Calderone, both adopted from China as babies, share their own stories. The book’s foreword is written by Jan Wong. Rauhala’s own essay tells how her husband and son decided on a name for the new daughter, who is now 8. Rauhala, a former columnist and foreign editor at The Globe and Mail, is now teaching a new generation of journalists at Ryerson University in Toronto. Before studying at the University of Toronto, she went to Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School. Her parents operated a motel on the old Highway 17 W. Her mother and siblings still live in the city. The Lucky Ones is the story of sad beginnings and happy endings, but “it is not too sweet or self-congratulatory,” says Rauhala. She has been pleasantly surprised to learn many people who don’t have any experience with adoption have enjoyed the book simply because it is a good read. About 7,000 Chinese-born children were adopted annually by parents in North America, Australia and Europe since the late 1980s. This number is now declining as China has softened its population control policy and tightened its rules on international adoption. Sign language This sign was spotted in front of a church in Minnow Lake. PHOTO By MARG SEREGELyI  } } Man with a mission Huntington University president Kevin McCormick was on a humanitarian mission to refugee camps in East Asia this spring. He visited an impoverished area in Thailand on the Myanmar (Burma) border in April. He met with government officials and members of the citizens’ council. His previous voluntary humanitarian missions have taken him to areas such as Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. McCormick is regularly called by international media, human rights advocates and academic institutions to volunteer his passion and expertise to provide guidance on issues pertaining to refugee rights. In the summer of 2007, McCormick travelled to India to participate in an innovative educational program and awareness campaign as part of the United Nations World Refugee Day, which takes place every June 20. McCormick has received an outpouring of interest from local citizens, officials and volunteer groups. Sudbury Living Summer 2008 sudburylivingmagazine.ca

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