Cleft Palate Post-Op

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog, Our Adoption, Personal | 2 comments

Cleft Palate Post-Op

Our son is out of surgery and in recovery. His palate was a little wider than expected so we’ve been admitted for an extra day to make sure there are no complications. We were told every child responds differently to anesthesia, so we weren’t sure what to expect when he woke up. If we had [...]

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Ready For Surgery

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog, Our Adoption, Personal | 1 comment

Ready For Surgery

It’s surgery day! If you think about our family, we’d appreciate your prayers as our son is having his first surgery to fix his cleft palate this morning. I say “his first” because it is the first of many to come as kids with cleft palates typically have multiple surgeries, sometimes through the age of [...]

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Rivers, Caves and Boat Rides

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog, Our Adoption, Personal, Video | 0 comments

Rivers, Caves and Boat Rides

We quickly learned that the more we stayed active, the less our son cried. He loved being strapped into the ergo, taken for walks or going for a ride in a car. He especially loved the stop and go traffic and thought the sudden jolts were something to be celebrated. I was a little less conformed to that mindset since car-seats are not something that’s used in China…

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Then There Were Three

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog, Our Adoption | 3 comments

Then There Were Three

Disclaimer: ***If you’re just joining our adoption journey, please read the posts before and after this one before leaving our story altogether. We’ve experienced MANY wonderful moments as a new family, but for the sake of honesty, I felt I could not move forward in our story without sharing the entire journey with you. If you prefer tales of bright sunny meadows and butterflies over woes of hardship and loss, stop reading.

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Where East Meets West – Part 2

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

When all you have is time… time to wait, to think, to pray, to anticipate one moment… you can’t help but imagine what that moment might be like. Every family’s adoption day is different. Sometimes, a family’s first meeting is at their hotel, for others, an orphanage or an office building were other families are [...]

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Where East Meets West – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Our Adoption, Personal | 0 comments

Where East Meets West – Part 1

The flight into our son’s province was a pleasant one. For this lady who hates to fly, that’s a big deal. This was partly because it was a short flight and a nice plane (all the Chinese airlines seemed to have really nice planes and served full meals regardless of how short your flight was). [...]

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Hong Kong… The Beginning

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog, Our Adoption, Personal | 0 comments

Hong Kong… The Beginning

Our US departure began at 4:30am with a flight to Chicago and then a five hour layover. Long? Ya. But, would you believe it? Over the past year, we’d kept in touch with a family we’d met in an adoption class. They were also adopting from China and the crazy thing? A year later, we [...]

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