The Bakers’ lawyers say that what ultimately matters is the welfare of 5-year-old Anna Mae He, who has seen her biological parents only once in more than three years as a result of a court order. “What kind of quality of life is the child going to have in China?” asked Larry Parrish, a lawyer for the Bakers. “Common sense dictates that to take a child out of an environment where she’s firmly attached and settled is the ultimate devastation.”
I’d like to point out that I am not Chinese and have been living in Taiwan now for almost 3 years. In that time, I’ve been doing business and have been in and out of mainland china many many times. The question here is what kind of a life would a chinese child have in China with parents who are US educated Chinese who speak and read English and Chinese. I can tell you right now that they are a head-hunter’s dream in China. If Larry Parrish could ever get around to putting down his Schlitz and Cheese Whiz breakfast and venture out of whatever trailer park he’s living in, he’d notice that China’s standard of living has caught up and in some cases surpassed many places in the US. The child’s life in China would mean that she would have an education and a chance and opportunity to better herself and be among her people. Let’s be honest, if this kid stays with Ma and Pa Baker, she’ll grow up completely confused and embittered and at best, will be stripping by 18. More likely than not we’ll see her in 10 years on the cover of some “asian gang-bang” flick. Even if she were able to get through her 8-mile upbringing, what can she realistically expect except to become one of the millions of over-educated and unemployed whose jobs are now IN China… I ask you people… WTF!?