Monday, July 02, 2007

Quebec City: Foreign Adoption Hot Spot

Quebec City has little diversity but is capital of foreign adoption
Little Deuxian and Xiao stand out like tulips after a spring snowfall in the neighbourhood where their adoptive Quebecois parents raise them.

The two girls from China are visible in any crowd in Quebec City, the least ethnically diverse place of its size in Canada.

“The first time you take them to buy groceries, you certainly get a second look,” says the girls' father, Charles Huot...

Quebec City is scornfully known in Montreal as “Le petit village.” But its homogenous, whitebread reputation masks the flipside of a paradox: For its size, Quebec City welcomes more children adopted from foreign lands than any other Canadian city.


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