Love From Afar

A family's love for a child begins long before his or her first breath is taken. Our love for Paige began in September of 2004 when we signed the adoption application with Children's Hope International.

Long before Paige was born, her waiting family (Kevin, Carla, Chelsea and Haley) began to pray and prepare for her journey home. Many months, even years, have passed since the application was approved. Birth and marriage certificates were ordered. Passports renewed, seminars attended, documents notarized, certified and authenticated, all as a part of the journey to bring our baby Paige home.

As we mailed our completed dossier to CHI and then on to China in September of 2005, we began to wonder where our little Paige could be. Is she still developing in the womb of her birth mother? Is she being cared for in an orphanage? Is her little ears hearing sounds that will always remind her of her culture? How long will it take to bring her home? All of those questions, could only be answered over time.

Join us in the journey.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

100 Good Wishes Quilt

In the northern part of China, there is a tradition used to celebrate a new life. This tradition is called a Bai Jia Bei, or “100 Good Wishes Quilt.” It is customary to invite 100 people to contribute a single square of material. Each piece of material is then sewn together into a quilt that contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the family and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.

We would like to do something similar for Paige. We are creating a Bai Jai Bei quilt along with a Good Wish Memory Book. We want to welcome Baby Paige into our home with a quilt that represents the good wishes, prayers and love from our family and friends. If this is something you would like to help us with, please email us at:

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