Maya

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by Eileen, mom to Maya from China who is HepB+ May 23, 2006 was a landmark day for our family. The day started with a phone call from our adoption agency. They told us that the night before they had e-mailed us the file of a special needs child and they wondered if we’d had […]

Lainey

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by Donna, mom to Lainey from China with cleft lip and cleft palate We began our adoption journey in March 06, becoming LID on 8/1/06. I began looking into the SN program before my husband was comfortable with it. But, after realizing it wasn’t as scary as he initially had built it up to be, […]

Lindsey Li

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By Kathy, mother to Lindsey Li from China with cleft lip and palate Did I know I would adopt from China before 2006? Well that answer is no. I knew nothing about Chinese adoptions let alone special needs. My oldest daughter, Chelsea left us to be with God on January 6, 2006. She was healthy […]

Cana

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by Stacy, mom to Cana from China with Ventricular Septal Defect The Miracle of Cana ~May 15, 2007 – WONDERFUL and DEVASTATING NEWS!!! 2 weeks since referral… The wonderful news is that we received a medical update on our little Cana (see below entry). God has healed her heart!!! Although there are still some medical […]

Bethany

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by Tamera, mom to Bethany from China with a limb difference God’s Grace As we have pursued adoption in China, God has taught us many lessons about His grace. One of those lessons happened in rural China in August of 2007. We were bringing home our second daughter from China. By God’s grace we had […]

Josiah

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by Holly, mom to Josiah from China with a leg length discrepancy What made you decide to pursue a child through the SN program? We were called by God to adopt. It wasn’t anything we had really ever given any thought to before. It wasn’t that we were against it, it just wasn’t something that […]

Camie

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by Cathy, mom to Camie from China with cleft lip and palate We received a letter from our Agency at the end of December (2006) saying they were going to have a ‘Pilot’ program for 5 Special Needs baby’s waiting to be adopted and if we were interested to fill out the information and send […]

Mia

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by Michelle, mom to Mia from China with Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects OUR ADOPTION STORY For this particular story, I will focus on our second adoption, which was a Special Needs adoption. But I only feel it appropriate to shed some light on our first experience with adoption. When we first decided to adopt, […]

Zoie

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by Leslie, mom to Zoie from China with cleft lip and palate We adopted our daughter Zoie in August of 2006. She was 22 months at the time and had a unilateral cleft lip and palate. Her lip had been repaired in China when she was 15 months old. Her “need” has turned out to […]

Maggie

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by Denise, mom to Maggie from China with Ventricular Septal Defect Let me start at the beginning. My dream of adopting from China goes back many years, but unfortunately, my husband did not feel that this was the plan for our family. We were blessed with four wonderful boys, but my longing for a daughter […]