Bonjour ~ Ni Hao ~ Shalom ~ Hi, how are ya?
I'm guessing that you'd like to know more about China-adoption. I'm also guessing (wait, wait.......yes, I'm getting a vision right now from the "other side".........of my living room) that you might want to see some pictures of our little family in all its photogenic glory. Well, slap on a mask and c'mon in - we're just sitting around watching the bacillus multiply!
If you want to run quickly like a gazelle to
the information about adopting from China, go
right thru here
. If you want to see pictures, go here
or just click on the photo of the hooded Raimi
three paragraphs down. Or, if you need a good
cry, there is always the picture of the EXACT
moment that our first daughter was delivered
to us and my written account of what transpired thereafter. We still
haven't recovered from our latest trip (home
April 4th,2003) to bring home Kiri to write
much of anything but there are a few pictures
Raimi was placed in our arms on June 26th, 2000 at about 1:15 PM,in the lobby of the Dolton Hotel in Changsha, Hunan Province, PRC. Kiri was presented to us at the Fuling Social Welfare Institute on March 24th, 2003 a little after noon. Being Raimi and Kiri's parents is the closest to heaven we will probably ever be. They are courageous and loving little people. Whatever forces in the universe converged to bring us together - I thank them from the core of my being. Our Girls are truly miracles.
If any of you are asking yourselves right now,
"Will the wait and the emotional roller coaster
ever end?" - the answers are, "yes" and "yes".
We have the proof - both upstairs and both *shockingly*
sleeping - and we've now ridden the roller coaster
twice.We left the morning after the war started
and just as SARS was hitting the big time. War.............SARS.............War..............SARS.........the
words are like hockey pucks in our brains and
the trip was very stressful and very hard. But
our little Kiri is a sweet and energetic baby.
And we'd go thru it all again to have her in