In Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, viewers find out what it feels like for internationally adopted children to travel to a new country, and adopt a new family, language and culture. Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal and subjects Donna and Faith Sadowsky answered audience questions after a recent Asia Society screening of the film in New York City. Wang-Breal talks about how she became interested in the adoption of children from China and the many families she shot before settling on Faith's story. This video features clips from the film (courtesy of eyewang pictures) and the Asia Society.
Adoption expert Amanda Baden (featured in Wo Ai Ni Mommy) talks about a common feeling amongst Asian Americans that no matter how much they adopt Western culture, they will always be perceived as foreign because of the way they look.
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an 8-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her. Sui Yong is one of 70,000 Chinese children now being raised in the United States.