After laying low all day yesterday, and giving tiny P some time to regroup and adjust a little more to our crazy family, we decided to venture out today for some fun… We headed to a nearby park… the same one we went to a year ago when we were here getting baby J! Little…

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For little M’s and baby J’s family days, we met them in the morning. Meeting your child in the morning means you don’t have as much time to stress and obsess… Tiny P’s orphanage is eight hours away from Changsha, where we are staying, and it is the capital of Hunan, so the adoption had…

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The bags are packed and we are ready to head out! These two are super excited about all the goodies in their backpacks… Little M and I did our toes for the occasion. Yes, they have China maps…thank you, Jamberry! We also have something very special packed away for Tiny P… This quilt was made…

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One week from today we will be meeting our tiny P! We are leaving this Friday… yes, in four days (Four!), well before the crack of dawn. We are flying to Hunan province, which is the same province our baby J is from. Our tiny P is from a different region and a different orphanage,…

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Our tiny P’s completed paperwork has been picked up this week from the consulate, and sent to the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs… that means we are now just waiting for our travel approval!

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Tiny P is almost two years old, and she is waiting for us in the Hunan province… this is the same province that baby J is from, but our tiny P is in a different city in a more remote area. In fact, her area is so remote I am unable to find out much…

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Yesterday was momentous for baby J… it was his readoption day! Yes, baby J is already adopted, and already legally ours, but it is recommended that kids who are internationally adopted be adopted again in the United States, under the laws of their state. This process secures the recognition of a parent/child relationship under US…

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This post will resonate with adoptive parents, I know… All the paperwork, all the worry and prayers, nagging people you’ve never even met, and worrying about your child who is sick in another country without a mommy…you know this is the easy part, right? There is a little girl who’s so special to so many,…

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People often ask if the kids are excited to have a baby sister, and little M so is… she brings her baby sister up in conversations almost daily. When we talk about tiny P, baby J will say things like “I baby. I precious baby boy.” Does he really get that he will have a…

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Adoption will change, shift, slow down, hit snags, be weird, be difficult, take longer than you think, take longer than you can stand. This will happen. This is the normal thing. When someone gives you a timeline, say, “Thank you for that cute little sentence. Flush.” Potential adopters, let me tell you this: Get your…

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