Meah

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by Melinda, mom to Meah from China with hemifacial microsomia When my husband and I were in the process of adopting again, we had looked at all the programs and chose to adopt minor special needs from Vietnam. We also thought we would adopt a 2 to 4 year old… little did we know. While […]

Mary’s daughter

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by Mary, mom to a daughter from China with Hepatitis B It all started after watching three beautiful Chinese girls in dance class with my daughter each week. I had time to sit and chat with the mother who adopted these three beautiful girls from China. Each week we talked more about the adoptions. Adoption […]

Ryan

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by Darcy, mom to Ryan from China with bilateral microtia/atresia “Such A Time As This” After several years of trying to adopt domestically, God led us to pursue international adoption. In October of 2005, our family traveled to China to adopt our daughter, Rylee. Our oldest son, my husband, and myself soaked up the experience, […]

Chu Meng

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by Cheri, mom to Chu Meng from China with Arachnoid Brain Cyst (later to find out stroke induced Cerebral Palsy), Developmental Delay, Seizures Chu Meng’s story is a bit unusual but her story all the same. Our family like many families started out as a NSN family. Our LID was May 16, 2006. I started […]

Ella

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by Kelly, mom to Ella from China with a congenital heart defect The decision to pursue a “special needs” adoption when we were ready to bring home our second daughter, our fifth child, was an easy one for us to make. In fact, we never even considered ‘getting back in line’ for a NSN (non-special […]

Naomi ChuYu

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by Amy, mom to Naomi from China with cleft lip and gumline, Hep B and an abundance of joy Our adoption journey started in 2002. My first born son was just 2 years old. We were at an Easter party when a friend stopped by with her brand new daughter from China. She did not […]

Jaxon

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by Stephanie, mom to Jaxon from China with bilateral cleft lip and cleft gumline Our son Jaxon joined our family as our first son, but third child. Our first adopted daughter, Jaida, was adopted through the regular program, in 2005. When we went to her orphanage, and since returning home, I was haunted by an […]

Kaylin Mei Lian

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by Anita, momma to Kaylin Mei Lian from China with Tetralogy of Fallot (CHD) As we began the adoption of our daughter, Kaylin, we went into it like many families requesting a non-special needs child as young as possible from China. We had already been blessed with three older, biological children who were healthy, and […]

Annabelle

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by Shelley, mom to Annabelle from China with a SN of megacolon We started paper-chasing for daughter #2 back in August 2006. Shortly before we started the paper chase again, we were already seeking treatments for Francesca’s bowel issues and learning so much. As the wait time from LID to referrals increased (we were finally […]

Francesca

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by Shelly, mom to Francesca from China(NSN) with an undiagnosed SN of megacolon Here is part one to our story starting with our oldest daughter, Francesca, who is truly one beautiful little girl… inside and out! When Keith and I started our adoption journey (after experiencing some set backs on starting our family) we never […]