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Longlan and Brian Stuy and daughters

Brian Stuy is the owner and founder of Research-China.  He and his wife Lan have three daughters from China: Meikina from DianBai, Meigon from Guangzhou, and Meilan from Luoyang. Brian has been actively involved in FCCFamilies with Children from China -Utah for a number of years, including as president of the chapter.  He has had numerous articles regarding adoption research appear in Adoption Today Magazine and various FCC publications.
     Aside from the research on China adoptions he began in 2001, Brian has extensive experience in research. His study of Utah Mormon history has been published in such journals as Dialogue, Sunstone, and Journal of Mormon History. He has had articles published in several anthologies, and his five-volume work on Mormon history from 1886-1898 has seen multiple reprints and is frequently used as source material by Utah historians and writers.

Longlan Stuy is Research-China's in-country guide and translator. Longlan has worked with Brian since the inception of Research-China. She owned "Longlan's Place" on Shamian Island from 1996 until her marriage to Brian. She shares her vast knowledge and love of her home country with each family who works with Research-China, and is passionate about assisting the children who remain in China's orphanages. Longlan also now offers her own services as well, including charcoal drawings of families and translations. See Other Services.

"Instead of worrying about the proper time to start talking about adoption, parents should be concerned with setting the right tone. Then when the doubts, fears, questions and fantasies arise, the child will feel free to discuss them with her parents."
               ~ Lois Ruskai Melina,
                  Raising Adopted Children
We also have many other friends both in the United States and in China who help us out with various services, and we are grateful for their assistance.

Why We Research: As we get older, many of us realize that the things we want the most are often the things we can't get. It has been well documented in the adoption community that people who are adopted who grow up with no idea of their early history often become obsessed with the unknown, especially as they reach young adulthood and grow through their adult years. Parents who are comfortable with their child's early story will help their child to develop a more secure sense of self as they grow. That's why we believe in discovering our daughters' histories, one child at a time.