Chapter 21: This is our Life!

This is a summary of Mei Li’s transition into American family life for the first 6 months covering bonding, language development, eating and sleeping. Every adoptive family has different experiences, because every child is different. We see our child’s personality blossoming into something very beautiful…she’s brave, smart, determined and adventurous. We just adore her. Month One…

Chapter 20 of our Adoption Journey

October 29th, 2014…. “Day-o, day-o Daylight come and me wan’ go home Day, me say day, me say day, me say day Me say day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan’ go home” We can sum up the 25+ hours of travel time in just one word….exhausting. However, it should be said that…

Chapter 19 of our Adoption Journey

Our third and final stop on this adoption journey is the city of Guangzhou, China. All adopting families must travel to Guangzhou because that is where US Consulate is and where the children get a travel visa to enter their new home country.  Guangzhou is located at the southern tip of China and has quite…

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!…