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.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Child at Deaf School Singing

As a part of our tour on Friday, we went to a Hutong area. These areas are much like they were hundreds of years ago. We were able to visit with a family who lives in much the same way they would have long ago. We heard stories about their lives and were able to ask questions.

Before we arrived at their home, we went to the old school house. In this particular school, they were teaching hearing impaired children. Many of the children had Cochlear Implants and were learning to speak. One of the children came out to sing a song for us.

You can click the play button to hear his song.

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