‘The Land of Promises’ tells the intimate and personal stories of people living under the restrictions of China’s one-child policy. The policy has had huge and far-reaching consequences, particularly for hundreds of thousands of Chinese girls who have been separated from their families and registered for adoption. Photographer Youqine Lefèvre sets out to portray the journey of her own adoption through the story of six Belgian families. In doing so, she relates it to a broader context of international and transracial adoptions and other stories told by those she has met in the course of her travels. The changes in their lives resonate to this day and will continue in the future.
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