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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It's Official

When we received Paige yesturday, we were required to sign a 24 hour quardianship. The 24 hour quardianship is to give you time to make sure you want to adopt the child. While we would have been happy finalizing the adoption yesturday, we had to follow the legal guidelines.

Today we signed all the legal documents and Paige is officially our child. They didn't realize it, but she has been our child for a long time.


Anonymous said...

We are jumping up and down with excitement- we love you all so much and cant wait to meet Paige. Haley looked like such a proud big sister this morning..

Jenn Hull

Anonymous said...

Kevin and Carla-

We are so excited for you! We can't wait to meet Paige. She just looks like a little sweetheart in all the photos and video! Love you guys,

Heather & Phil

Anonymous said...

Wow! What proud parents! She is beautiful! How precious and such special moments! You had my staff in tears today! Trina Rilea

Anonymous said...

She looks so adorable.....She also looks very content with her mommy and daddy. How was the first night? I talked to the girls last night and they were very excited...
It looks like her cloths fit???? Much Love...ALL THE WAY TO THE MOON AND BACK!!!!!!! :)