Stories Behind the Headlines
In their film The Dying Rooms, the filmmakers showed the unbelievable living conditions in the orphanages they came across. They also found an actual "dying room" where an unwanted baby girl was left 10 days earlier to die. She was named Mei Ming, which means "no name." Mei Ming gave up on her fight to live four days after the filmmakers filmed her. The orphanage denied she ever existed, but the film proves otherwise.
As a result of The Dying Rooms, organizations like Amnesty International and Save the Children took notice and began focusing on the subject. And, according to the filmmakers, the United Nations also became more strict on China, and American families have also adopted more Chinese girls than any other nation.