Mother Raises 4 Adopted Girls From China With SMA, Chronic Illnesses

Mother Raises 4 Adopted Girls From China With SMA, Chronic Illnesses

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Mother Raises 4 Adopted Girls From China With SMA, Chronic Illnesses

When Josylnn Jones McLaughlin moved to Guangzhou, China, to teach conversational English in 2012, she didn’t expect to bring home two girls, one with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and the other with spina bifida, when she returned to Anderson, S.C., more than a year later. She certainly had no plans to ultimately adopt four daughters from China and become an SMA advocate. Before flying overseas, McLaughlin, 41, had read about the orphan crisis in China.…

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