Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Adoption Month

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.  The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never tear."
              Ancient Chinese Belief

November is Adoption Month and our family has so much to be thankful for.  Three and a half  years ago, I went along to China to get my granddaughter, from Hunan.  It was an experience of a lifetime, one I had wanted to do for a long time.  I always wanted a baby girl from China, but never went through with it.  When my son and his wife decided to adopt from China, something they had planned on doing even before they were married, I was so excited. So to celebrate this month, I am posting a few pictures of my "Dumplings" final adoption about 2 and half years ago. 

It was a long ceremony, but she was so good.  There several of us there and I think that may have helped to entertain her.  After the ceremony, we went back to the house to celebrate.  One of her favorite things is butterflies, so of course, her cake had to be decorated with butterflies.

I know she won't remember this day, but it's one that will stay forever in my heart. 


  1. wow, look at those pictures...she sure is one beautiful little girl. happy adoption month my friend..I'm so glad you got to go along on this journey and share in the moment! God Bless you and your family!


  2. I bet it's hard to believe it was 3 years ago! Such wonderful pictures about a huge day in your family's life. Happy Adoption month!