We go over phrases in this wonderful site: Chinese Words and Phrases for Adoptive Parents. We believe that the strongest link to a culture is language. We are firmly invested in having our children learn their native tongue. It is not easy but it is not impossible. Right now our children are bilingual, they speak English and Spanish, we are now working on getting them to learn Mandarin. Every Sunday they attend classes and as expected they are doing great. We also want to learn but it will take longer due to our age. However, we are not discouraged, nor will we give up.