Chapter 18 of our Adoption Story

This Chapter documents the rest of our time in Wuhan….we look forward to reading these chapters with our little Wuhan Wonder Woman when she gets older! A video of these few days is at the bottom of this chapter. October 21st: “Forever Family Day” Today, Mei Li officially becomes our daughter. It seemed she was…

Chapter 17 of our Adoption Story

***This is another long chapter! It is a story that Mei Li will want to hear every detail of someday. It’s the day we met our little Mei!  If you’re just interested in the photos and videos, scroll down…They’re embedded within the chapter. Some of the pictures are not crisp and clear…it just depended which…

Chapter 16 of our Adoption Mission

*Note: If you just want to see the photos from this portion of our trip, scroll down and click on the video link at the very bottom. The narrative gives a lot more detail, as we want Mei Li to have a really thorough story of our trip to her birth country.  Our “Mission to Mei…

Chapter 15 of our Adoption Story

Preparing for a toddler to join our family was so much fun….but as we now know…having another toddler in the house is not only fun, but a learning experience for us! Things we thought were a good idea turned out to need quick adjustments once we arrived home from China…or were not needed at all!…

Chapter 14 of our Adoption Story

Note: This post “should have” happened before we left for China, but….it didn’t. You might think we were OVERWHELMED….but I say we were OVERJOYED!  We’ll soon be departing for one of the greatest adventures of our lives. We’ll fly half way across the world to make a profound difference in the life of another human, our…

Chapter 13 of our Adoption Journey

The adoption journey is truly an adventure for the mind, body and soul!  We began this process…via divine intervention… last August.  We plowed through the paperwork, which is like having a second job and is beyond EXHAUSTING.  After completing the paperwork in March we waited just over 2 weeks to get a referral, committed to our…

Chapter 12 of our Adoption Story

We have a daughter!! The news we had been waiting to hear, thankfully, came much faster than we anticipated. On April 7th, while driving home in the rain, I first learned of a little girl that I already loved.  As the woman from our agency spoke of her, I barely could contain myself. All I…