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.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Paige's first day


Anonymous said...

I have been checking the site everyday, and could hardly wait to see these pictures. Bet you can hardly believe it has finally happened. What a cutie. Can't wait to see you all. Love Debbie and Dana

Anonymous said...

Wow, she's adorable!!! I'm sure you will have lots of fun in the next week. Don't forget to send sizes. Lots of love.

Auntie Carrie

Anonymous said...

Carla and Kevin,
WOW!! She is just BEAUTIFUL!! We are very happy for you and your family! Carrie is right, you need to send sizes! :-)
We are thinking about you and hope that your journey home with Paige goes well!
Nancy and Ed