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.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

We are in Wuhan

We made it to Wuhan. We are scheduled to get Paige at 10:30 tomorrow. It will be Monday here, but since we are many hours ahead of US time, we will get her before Mother's Day is over in the states.

I will post pictures and hopefully some video tomorrow afternoon. The guide told us to get some rest this afternoon because we may not get much sleep for the next couple of days.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!! I am soo excited and overjoyed at the thought that you have our baby Paige in your hands.........I can hardly contain myself......I can't wait to see pictures and PICK YOU UP FROM THE AIRPORT> feels like forever to that day. I'm sure the girls feel the same way!!
I Love YOU ALL!!!!!!
Auntie Carrie

Anonymous said...

Carla and Kevin,
Congratulations Mama and Daddy! I am sharing your joy and excitement thru Carrie. We are praying for a peaceful spirit of love and ease in these next few days for you all. We are also going to be checking your blog every minute to see updated pictures of you with her. Just kidding, well, only sort of....! :)
May the Lord bless you as you venture out on this new journey home!
Best wishes.

P.S. Carrie can hardly contain herself....seriously! :)

Anonymous said...

Carla and Kevin-
We are so excited for you! We spent Sunday with Diane and your girls and we included you in the prayer at our church.

What a wonderful Mother's Day gift for you!!

Ken, Sandy and Cheryl