We are increasing a focus to provide a special kind of post adoption services to our 8300 families and adoptees.  To create a forum for discussion, and help look for good answers to a brighter future, let us hear from you and tell us how we might help.

Contact Melody for More Information and How To Join In

or Call 314-609-9987

Dear CHI Sons and Daughters, Parents and Friends –

I feel deeply prompted to respond to the fallout from the shooting and killing of Asians in Atlanta. It affects our wonderful adoptees who are Asian. Also, I am concerned about our adoptive parents, as a parent myself, I know how torn you feel now.

I want to be of help to you in some way, as someone who has lived in both the US and China and knows well the realities of the people there and here. But I am not going to talk to you about the uniqueness of our Asian ethnicity, even though that is important, that is not my main concern now. What I would like to share with you is my view on racism today.

I see something beyond the ethnicities. I see two races going on in this trembling world, a race of hatred versus the race of love! Most of you were brought up by loving adoptive families and you are of the race of love! You might be shocked or confused or hurt, seeing the race of hatred, which is on full display now. It’s not just Asian hate, it is behind all the evil acts in this world.

To identify the two races, we cannot use political standards, yard signs or skin color! There are those filled with hatred and racism in all colors!

To the people of love, let us be very clear, our enemy is not those of different ethnic groups! Our enemy hides in the crowd using nice names! He stirs up conflict from misunderstanding, and ignorance among us and turns them into hatred, and trying to turn us into enemies of each other! He hides the truth, and hides behind political agendas. Most of all, he is the master schemer! He twists facts to induce chaos! He hates peace among people, and he hates the people of love! He applauds violence, divides people and destroys order. He lures everyone to be the race of hatred! He is the prince of darkness, the liar, the thief, and the destroyer! Most of all he wants us to turn away from love, the truth, the light, and the source of love!

How can we fight back against this evil enemy?

We first need to identify him! To identify good or evil, we only need to see the result of one’s action! If the result is kindness. love and peace, or is it chaos, hatred and destruction?!

We then need to fight back against the evil and his race of hatred! For those who feel the oppression, let us express ourselves to others in love and kindness, always communicate, and share our experiences and feelings well. Let’s do not confuse ignorance with discrimination! And furthermore, remember Martin Luther King and his examples on racism where they refused to return evil with evil. Let’s return the attack with Love!

For those who feel helpless and tongue-tied and offended at being called racists wrongly, let’s try to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes and try our best to listen, support, and patiently love!!

Together, let us cut the chain of hate with love and stop the vicious circle of hatred and revenge!

Let’s refuse to be labeled by skin color and not allow our voice to be used for political purposes!

Let truth be told and love be promoted!

Let’s expose the darkness and the hatred, and fight back with Love! Blessed are the peacemakers.

Love and blessings!

Melody Zhang Lee



As we hear from more and more of our CHI adoptees requesting help in searching for their birth families, we at Children’s Hope decided to start in helping them.


First, we looked at our reliable and capable partners in China. Over ten years ago, Children’s Hope China started to work with one agency specializing in reuniting lost children with their families in China. It is called Baby Go Home and is currently headed by Ms Zhangbaoyan. Baby Go Home is an NGO recognized by both the government and volunteers and families as the best agency in the field. Melody Zhang and Ms Zhangbaoyan became close allies in many rescuing efforts.


Baby Go Home currently has built a birth parents data base of over 2000 Chinese families. With consent, each case is matched against that and,is assigned to a local volunteer in and utilize their local network to search for client’s family. Baby Go Home and its volunteers do not charge any fees for their search.


Genegle ( is the DNA company Baby Go Home recommended to us in 2019. Genegle is China’s premier DNA testing laboratory.


Since 2006, Genegle has tested more than one million DNA samples. They are China’s first AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) accredited relationship testing laboratory. Genegle’s results are recognized by the United States and Chinese governments for legal purposes. Results delivered in less than 2 weeks. The fee for a DNA profile is $99.

Children’ s Hope will assist you in this journey. Our US and China team will provide travel, coordination service as needed.


A CHI adoptee support group will be formed as more adoptees join in this journey.


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Join us as we go live from Children’s Hope International as we officially launch the new short documentary, BACK TO CHINA. It features a local St. Louis girl, adopted from China, as she goes back for the first time in 19 years on a journey of self-discovery to help out at a foster home for mentally and physically disabled children in Beijing. Following the live event, please click the link below to watch the documentary, BACK TO CHINA. Please like and share with friends!



Published on Oct 25, 2018

Back to China – Documentary

Raised in America, follow Isabella Dixon as she returns to China for the first time after being adopted 19 years ago. Watch as she discovers a part of herself as she explores China and volunteers at Alenah’s Home, a foster home for mentally and physically disabled children, founded by Children’s Hope International.

For more information about Children’s Hope International or to volunteer at Alenah’s Home winter/summer go to: or call (314) 890-0086