Posted by Christina (188.8.131.52) on April 13, 2004 at 10:58:19:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: meaning of Meng Tong posted by Ruitao on April 07, 2004 at 01:59:05:
Hmmm...Ruitao, you don't seem to get it. The surname she had upon adoption was not hers to begin with (read the other posts), therefore I'm not omitting anything. She was an abandoned child and no family came forward to claim her following the posting of a child finding ad by the orphanage in China. As of December 2000 she is my daughter so bears my surname. In fact, I could have done away with the entire Chinese name given by the orphanage director but chose not to do this since keeping a strong link to her Chinese heritage is very important to me. I'm offended that you would state I've done something 'pointless' where my daughter is concerned. Meng Tong, although only a name given by the orphanage, will remain her middle name. She is now a Canadian of Chinese heritage and will be raised as such. Although I did not give birth to her, I am her mother and she is 'my' daugher and bears our family surname. If this, in your opinion, seems pointless then perhaps it's pointless for me to try and explain my actions to you again. You just don't seem to get my 'point'.
Check out www.geocities.com/ctraynorca and perhaps it will make things clearer to you. In the meantime, I don't think the Surname Queries discussion list is the appropriate forum for further discussion on this.
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