FCC North Texas Proudly Presents


An Evening with Mei-Ling Hopgood

Award-winning Journalist and author of Lucky Girl
Joined by her adoptive mother, Chris Hopgood  


Please join FCC North Texas in welcoming author Mei-Ling Hopgood and her adoptive mother Chris Hopgood for a discussion of her critically-acclaimed book Lucky Girl. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions and hear the perspective of both the adoptive parent and adopted child on the joys and challenges encountered while growing up as one of the first Chinese adoptees in this country. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the seminar.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Chapman at (972) 672-4442 or president@fccnt.org.


Friday, July 30th
7-9 pm
(Doors open at 6 pm)

Box lunches are available for purchase
at online registration.


Irving Bible Church Commons
2435 Kinwest Parkway,
Irving TX 75063.

Click here for directions.

(purchased online or via mail)

$10 per person - FCCNT members
$15 per person - Non-members

Online registration ends Wednesday, July 28th.

Walk-in Registration
(purchased day of the event)

$20 per person

Walk-in registrations are limited to available seating

Pre-Registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available on the day of the event.



Lucky Girl bookAbout Lucky Girl


Mei-Ling Hopgood was an all-American girl. She grew up in the Midwest, studied journalism at the University of Missouri, and became a reporter for a Michigan newspaper. Adopted when she was a baby, she was never really curious about her Asian roots. Then one day, when she was in her twenties, her birth family from Taiwan came calling—on the phone, on the computer, by fax—in a language she didn’t understand. The Wangs wanted to meet her; they wanted her to return home. But this unexpected reunion has a price, as she uncovers devastating secrets that haunt the Wangs to this day.

Lucky Girl journeys into Chinese culture—its magnificent sights, war-torn history, and sumptuous foods—while revealing the personal suffering wrought by the country’s tightly held traditions. Mei-Ling’s is a tale of love and loss, frustration, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery as she comes to understand the true meaning of family.


About Mei-Ling Hopgood


Mei-Ling is a freelance journalist and writer who has written for various publications, ranging from the National Geographic Traveler and New Beauty Magazine to the Miami Herald and the Boston Globe. She has worked as a reporter with the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and in the Cox Newspapers Washington bureau, and has been a recipient of the National Headliner Best in Show as well as several other national and international awards. A newspaper feature she wrote for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the reunion with her birth family won a national award from the Asian American Journalists Association. Her first book, Lucky Girl, was published in April 2009, and she is currently writing a second non-fiction book for Algonquin Books. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her husband and their daughter.