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, May 9, 2007

We Are In China

We had two very uneventful flights today.  We left San Francisco on time for our 11 hour flight to Tokyo.  In Tokyo, we had a 2 hour layover before leaving for Beijing.  The Beijing flight was a little over 3 hours.  After clearing customs, we were very happy to see our guide holding up a CHI sign. 
The hotel we are staying at here in Beijing is very nice.  The best part is the McDonalds a couple of blocks away.  Tomorrow will be full of sightseeing and visiting with friends who live here in Beijing.  Since it is 11:44 p.m. here, I am going to post this and try to get some rest.  Remember to keep us in your prayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you made it safely. I have been thinking of you both since I left you off. You are in my prayers. Hope Carla is eating!!!