International Adoption

Chloe was adopted from the Guangdong Province of China on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2005. She was 11 months old at the time.  Details of our referral are HERE and our trip to China is documented on this blog and begins HERE.

Oliver was adopted from the Harar region of Ethiopia in January 2010. He was 6 months old at the time. I documented Oliver's adoption here.


About a year after Chloe was home from China we began a second adoption from China for a baby girl, thinking this would be our 2nd adoption. Our log in date was October 16, 2006. We thought when our dossier was sent to China that it would take about a year to get a referral. Instead, it was a 6 year, 3 month and 16 day up and down roller coaster of emotion until we finally got our referral for our third child on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Emma Claire Shi Wen is from the Heilongjiang Province in northern China and was almost 6 months old at referral. I traveled with my sister in July 2013 to bring Emma Claire home. I documented the adoption trip beginning HERE.