China just announced that it’s ending its one-child policy. This is a monumental moment for me and many others who were directly affected by the one-child policy. When I was 6 months old, I was adopted from China and brought to the United States. For many years, I resented this policy. I blamed it for the lack of knowledge of my origins and the people I had come from.

But today, I see the policy was a blessing in disguise. For without it, I would not be able to call the wonderful woman and man who raised me Mom and Dad. I would not have my beautiful little sister, who also was adopted from China. The one-child policy gave me a wonderful life, full of loving people and great opportunities. But with its end, I am looking forward to seeing China’s families grow and prosper.

Sophie Sproul is an Engineering sophomore. 

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