'I want to visit China': Adopted children seek to find their roots as they come of age

Ms Shelley Rottenberg and Wes said they hope to find out more about the culture they were born into. PHOTOS: SHELLEY ROTTENBERG’S ADOPTEE WEBPAGE, WES
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BEIJING - When Shelley Rottenberg was in university in Canada, she never quite found where she fit in as an ethnic Chinese who was brought up by a Jewish mother in a predominantly white area.

"I tried to find belongingness among the Jewish community on campus... since my mother is Jewish," said the 26-year-old researcher.

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