on "Trip to China" to follow our China adventure!
Katie-Beth is two! She is now talking up a storm, exploring everything,
and has learn how to throw a good old toddler tantrum!
If China could see her now!
To answer our most frequent questions:
did you her? - October 30, 2006!
long were you in China? - Almost 3 weeks.
did you go? We flew into Beijing and then to Lanshou, the capitol
of Gansu. We were there about 5 days and then onto Guangzhou (formerly
Why China? - That
is a tougher one. Mike & I didn't trust domestic adoption
and the thought of putting our name in a big pot and hoping that someone would
choose us was very unnerving. Also, Mike's age made it difficult for us to
get a child through agency adoption and we didn't want to go through a personal
adoption. We also didn't think that either of us had the strength for foster-care.
So we researched international adoption. (Being a librarian you can believe
a lot of research went into this decision!) Overall China seems to have the
most straightforward process. They have been doing this a long time and have
it down to clockwork. The children tend to be healthier since they are given
up due to their sex, not poverty or inability to care for the child. Also most
of the children are girls, and both of us felt if we were to only have one
child, we would prefer a girl.
to visit for more information:
Our Adoption Agency: Chinese Children Charities
Personal China Adoption Stories
Families with Children from China
For more information
feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.