Angela Kalberg was looking for adventure when she came to China. It was the second time that she'd migrated in her life; the first was when she moved -almost at a whim- from her home in Kansas to Arizona for college. So after 10 years in Phoenix, which included a career in social work, when she decided that she needed another change of scenery, China seemed like a great choice. And it has been, though it has presented her with the challenges that face most Asian-Americans when they migrate to Asia- they're perceived as being neither Asian or Western. And that's confusing.
Now she's experiencing a whole new aspect of the migration experience: Motherhood. What is it like to start a family while overseas? What are the fears and advantages? And can the separation from one's home culture actually make you feel closer to your local community than you would if you were back "home?"
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