POV "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy"

POV "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy"

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 7:00pm

Fang Sui Yong, an eight-year-old orphan Chinese orphan, meets her adoptive mother for the first time.

Can an 8-year-old girl from Guangzhou Province find happiness with a Jewish family on Long Island? Watch as Fang Sui Yong becomes Faith Sadowsky.

From Donna Sadowsky’s departure from her Long Island home, through 10 hectic days in China arranging the adoption of 8-year-old Fang Sui Yong and on through the girl’s first year and a half in the United States, Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, airing Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), is an intimate account of a global phenomenon — transnational and transracial adoption. Little Sui Yong’s adoption takes place against a background of more and more Americans adopting overseas, especially in China. Since the Chinese opened their doors to foreign adoptions in 1992, some 70,000 Chinese children have been brought to the United States, making China the top choice for international adoptions by Americans.