From the Walls of a City as Old as Time.

All Chinese adoptions are performed in the provincial capital.  Even though Dolly was found about three hours from where we are currently, we had to come here to complete her paperwork.  We’re in the city of Xi’an (Shee-an) in the Shaanxi Province.  It is the original capital of China.  Today we visited one very ancient […]

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It Takes an Army.

I told my kids at home that we were praying for two things: for Dolly’s cough to get better and for her to poop.  Well, I specifically told Middle-Middle to pray for poop because if there’s anyone who would find it amusing to pray for poop, it’s that boy.  He’s just like that.  It’s not […]

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Better Days

Good part is that Dolly’s cough is better, bad part is, the wheezing is apparently just how she breathes.  Imagine living with croup all the time.  Yeah, that’s how she breathes.  I remember another little girl from Ghana who breathed a little like that.  We’ll hope that Dolly’s outcome is equally as good.  As I […]

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Gotcha!!!

I’m typing this as out Dolly is laying here next to me sleeping in her little crib. After waiting for her for so long, it feels absolutely surreal to have her here. Just like every one of our children’s Gotcha moments, hers was emotional, amazing and so painful. We arrived at the government offices to […]

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Here…for now.

I landed yesterday at 3:30pm Beijing time, which would make it about 2:30am my time.  I slept a little on the plane, but the lovely Chinese woman sitting next to me needed to pee about 150 times over 13 hrs and 45 mins and she also had a h*ll of a time navigating her personal […]

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