Thursday, May 21, 2009

We have a Daughter!

After 4 long years since we decided to adopt, it seems almost unbelievable to be able to post this. We got "the call" today at 2:49 PM and we have a daughter.

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. I Samuel 1:2

We are overjoyed to introduce to you:

Chinese Name: Qian Xiu Qing (last name, first name, middle name)
To be known as: ???
Birthday: July 6, 2008 - She is 10 1/2 months old!
She is currently living in: Qianjiang Social Welfare Institute
Province: Chongqing (The province is light green in the lower middle of the map)
She was described to us as healthy with a little hair (not much), round face, big eyes, light complexion with kind of a half smile in her pictures.

That's all the info we have right now. We should receive pictures and more details about her on Friday.

Thank you God for this day!


Bill and Linda said...

Congratulations! We have a Qianjiang girl too. It's a great, well run orphanage. All of the girls in our group are healthy and 1 1/2 years later they are all thriving.

Let us know if you have any questions. there's a good yahoo group for our orphanage which you can join.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Qianjiang sweetheart! We became parents to a Qianjiang beauty of our own almost 5 yrs ago - you are about to embark on a wonderful journey. All the best from BC Canada (I see they are still using the same backdrop in the photos!!)

Karsynn's Mommy...Sammi said...

Congrats! We, too, have adopted a Chongqing "Spicy Girl" back in July of 2007. CQ girls are the most beautiful in all of China, so we were told by just about everyone we met in China. They certainly have spicy personalities though. Very stubborn and strong willed! Enjoy every moment!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your QianQT! Our Qian baby came home 2.5 years ago...just so darling! Enjoy your trip to CQ. It is a great trip and an awesome journey. God's richest blessings from your fans in Wisconsin!

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Chongqing referral! When you are ready to obtain her finding ad (which has a photo of her younger than her referral photos!) come visit us at

Have a quick trip!


Jazmyne Rose-Noel Rees said...

Welcome to the Qian Jiang SWI club! Our daughter is Qian Jiang Can! Savor every moment from this point on. What has seemed like forever will all be gone so quickly! I wish we could live it all over again!We will be following so we can relive it through your journey!I see Linda Petteplace is following too. Her Sophie and my Jazmyne were very close at the Qian Jiang SWI!

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