That Time J.K. Rowling Almost Snatched a Baby

The elusive J.K. Rowling (elusive except for that 9,000-word profile in the New Yorker last year) bequeathed an interview to the Daily Mail, and talked about that one time she almost snatched a baby from a bleak, Dickensian orphanage in Eastern Europe. » 10/27/13 9:45pm 10/27/13 9:45pm

China Decides to Stops Giving Orphans the Last Names 'State' and 'Party'

China has issued a new rule that will make life easier for the tens of thousands of children that grow up in its orphanages. Up until now, it was common practice for orphanages to give their children surnames either based on the place that they were abandoned or to give them generic names like "Guo" or "Dang," which… » 2/13/12 1:30pm 2/13/12 1:30pm