The following is an interesting read if you would like to know more about Chinese birth mothers and why/how so many girls are abandoned in China:
I have been reading Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son in an effort to try to understand how a mother could abandon a child. It’s hard reading to me though–too much like a bunch of research papers.
I don’t know if I agree with everything the author of the above link says about what we should tell our adopted children, but it is eye-opening for me in some ways.
Still praying for Rachel and her birth mother,