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.

Friday, June 22, 2007

First Doctor's Visit in the US

The day after we returned (Friday), we took Paige to her first doctor's visit in the US. The receptionist was very intreaged by the Chinese Vacination Report and Medical Report.

Dr. Comilang did her normal healthy baby check up and asked several questions. Paige seemed to be healthy except for two things. She has a herniated belly button which we noticed when we got her and she had a little bit of a raspy sound in one of her lungs. Dr. Comilang said the umbilical hernias often correct themselves and could wait until she was about 4 or 5 years old. Because of the raspy lung she gave us a prescription for an antibiotic.
We then introduced Paige to McDonalds fries, Target, Walmart, and Vons.

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