Born in China

Intercountry Adoption Through My Eyes and Beyond

The Matrix Reimprinted


If you are familiar with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) you will love the book- Matrix Reimprinting Using EFT by Karl Dawson and Sasha Allenby

“Matrix Reimprinting is a completely new personal development technique that dramatically improves health and well being by allowing you to access and transform painful memories that may be holding you trapped in the past.  It was developed from the popilar self-help technique EFT, a meridian tapping therapy that has shown outstanding results with both physical and emotional issues.  Matrix Reimprinting advances EFT by incorporating all the latest developments in the New Sciences and quantum physics.  This technique can be self-taught and can help you to overcome a variety of health and emotional challenges… “

It is such an easy read  and an informative manual.  The Science is really accessible to those who are not academically tuned in naturally to this field.  I recommend you set aside a couple of days to immerse yourself into it and allow yourself to get into the zone to get the best out of fully applying your whole self to the exercises.  Another suggestion for those who find it difficult to visualise your younger self, try looking at a photograph of yourself at the various required stages of your life when connecting with your ‘echo’ to help tune into the memory.

Further Reading Suggestions


The following authors have really helped me cope with day to day living whilst being under the enormous strain of waiting for Molly May, in this uncertain ‘Adoption Process’.  I hope that those of you that are waiting alongside me are able to gain comfort from this suggested reading list too…

  • Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • Ask and it is givenn by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • The True Power of Water by Masaru Emoto
  • The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • You’ll See it When you Believe It by Dr Wayne Dyer
  • Change Your thoughts change your life by Dr.Wayne Dyer
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L Hay
  • Inner Wisdom by Louise L Hay
  • Everyday Positive Thinking by Louise L Hay
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • The Power by Rhonda Byrne
  • The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
  • Buddhist Offerings365 Days by Danielle & Olivier Follini
  • Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho
  • Learn to Find Inner Peace by Mike George
  • Everything I’ve Ever learned about Change by Lesley Garner
  • How to Heal Toxic Thoughts by Sandra Ingerman

Our chosen Bibliography


The following books we have bought and read as part of our process to get to grips with adoption issues as well as to help us explain to Molly May how she has come to be living in England with us.

A Passage to the Heart (writings from Families with Children from China) ISBN 0-9638472-2-8
The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
The Great Wall by Julia Lovell
Video Visits CHINA (DVD) ISBN 1-56855-934-8
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Life Books Creating A Treasure for the Adopted Child by Beth O’Malley
Intercountry Adoption Developments, trends and perspectives ISBN 1873868847
First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts by Caroline Archer
Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
The Primal Wound Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier
When You Were Born in China by Sara Dorow
Our Baby from China by Nancy D’Antonio
I love You like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis
A life like Mine – DK ISBN 0-75133982-2
Ancient China by Brian Williams
Why Am I Different? by Norma Simon
Red Eggs and Dragon Boats by Carol Stepanchuk
Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies by Ann Turner
Fun Chinese for Kids – ISBN 7-80052-927-4
A Chinese Character A Day – Philip Yungkin Lee
The Usborne Internet-Linked First Thousand Words in Chinese – ISBN 978074607762-7