So a bunch of adoptees always say that they are thankful that they have so many more opportunities in their adoptive countries and have better opportunities than they would have in their birth countries.
I’m not saying that this is true or false, just very white-centered thinking. We have been told this all of our lives, but the truth is that no one knows what our family circumstances were before we were abandoned. We don’t know for sure that being adopted was the best thing for us and we don’t know how we could have ended up. My sister always says that I am ungrateful and that I could have ended up as a poor prostitute or factory worker, but the thing is that no one knows what could have been and to assume that America is the place where you can “escape” these things is wrong and ethnocentric.
As for those who have seen more opportunities for themselves in America and experienced the available opportunities for them in China, then that is in their opinion. Others can work to make their own opportunities no matter where they are in the world and because I believe that opportunities are endless, having more opportunities in your adoptive country is still not necessarily true.