Our Adoption Journey

In April 2005, we filed an application to adopt a baby from China. Our dossier was logged in on January 25, 2006. Finally, we're in the next group to receive a referral!

Ava at the orphanage

Ava at the orphanage
Ava at the Dao County SWI

Monday, September 29, 2008

Finally, Ava!

Our agency called today to say we have a seven-month-old daughter from Hunan province! Her name is Yong Xiao Le and she's cute as a button. As soon as we can get a picture scanned and uploaded the world will see what a little doll she is.


Silvia y Mario said...

Congratulations from Spain! I want to see the picture just nowwwwww!


Judi said...

Boboleah, CONGRATULATIONS!! SO looking forward to seeing a photo of your peanut! Like Silvia wrote... NOW! Well, when you can.

Tracy said...

Congrats - after the LID mix-up - as hard as that was (I am sure!), you will know that the timing was perfect for you to get your sweet girl. Yay! We have a Spicy Hunan girl, too. :)

Tracy (Trace7 from RQ)

Nina said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos!!

Nina (from RQ)

Susan Rita said...

Congratulations! Mommy would be so happy for you. She will love little Ava from above and watch you on your journey to bring her home. She's always with you.
Love, Aunt Susan

Lori Smith said...

congratulations! Happy news indeed!

We have a daughter from YongZhou,
Hunan. Her Chinese name had
Yong at the beginning like your daughter. Contact me if you'd like to hear more about YongZhou. We visited the orphanage in Sept 06, 3 days after being handed our daughters.
LS: hisfam@hotmail.com

Kelly & Matt said...

Congratulations on receiving your referral! Wishing you speedy and safe travels to bring her home to her forever family.

Jeff and Valerie said...

Congrats on your sweet Dao girl! We brought our Dao girl home in Dec. of 2006! Can't wait to see a photo!

Tamara said...

Congratulations!!!! These Hunan babies are adorable! Our youngest is from Hunan-and they can be spicy.
Can't wait to follow your journey to China.

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Hunan referral!! When you are ready to get her finding ad (which has a photo of your girl that predates her referral photos!) come visit us at www.research-china.org.

Hope you have a speedy trip!!


Lori said...

CONGRATULATIONS, she's adorable!!

Tracy said...

She is gorgeous, by the way. I figured she would be - being from Hunan and all ;)


Christy said...

Look at those eyes!~! They are beautiful and what a little cutie!!

Our Mia is from Hunan and you are going to love the hotel-- the Dolton. It is amazing. If you need any info about Changsha Hunan and what to do while there, email me-- there are great massages next door to the hotel that are $5 an hour-- done by blind people and AMAZING!!!

Anyway, congrats-- she is beautiful!!

Christy :)

Mendy said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations! So tiny.
(via RQ)

Nina said...

She's ADORABLE!! Beautiful. Congratulations again!

Ava Baby said...

Congratulations! She is just adorable. I have my own little spicy girl, also named Ava, from Hunan.

Susan said...

Congratulations from the family of another Spicy Girl from Hunan!

Mi Hilo Rojo said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! Love to see more Hunan Spicy Girls!


Mom of 2 Hunan Spicy!

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congrats! She's adorable!

Kayce said...

Congratulations to your family! Ava is just precious!

GĂ©raldine said...

Congratulations from France and from a mum of a Yongzhou girl !!!
Ava is beautiful : of course she was from Hunan !!!

Geraldine, mum to Isaline Shuang Yun, 5 years old ; LID 2/6/07 for bb2.

Kiy said...

She is darling, congratulations!


Donna said...

Adorable! Congratulations!

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Maryellen said...

Barbara, Rich, and Leah,
Not just saying this, but she is the most adorable baby(except for my own of course). I just finished reading your blog about Ava and your mom. Sometimes it is so hard to make sense out of why certain things happen the way they do in life, but maybe it will bring you some peace to think of Ava as a little angel your mom is sending you from heaven. We love you guys and are so happy for you!!!Maryellen, Jerry, Nicole, John, Sarah, and Michael.