THANK YOU so much to all of you wonderful people who have viewed this blog and for leaving your delightful comments! We can't thank you enough for sharing our joy as we prepare to travel to China to bring our Yan home! For more information and to see her referral photos, please scroll down to posts below.
For those who have expressed interest, just a few facts about us! Kevin is a Professor of Finance and Debbi is a homemaker. We have been married for 17 years and were high school sweethearts. We started our adoption journey in May of 2005 and our LID was December 5, 2005. We started out in the NSN group because, to be quite honest, we were clueless as to the waiting children's programs. Over time, we kept looking the waiting children's lists at our agency and then one day we read about a young 13-1/2 year old girl who seemed to have such desire and spirit that we fell in love with her immediately! We applied that very day for Yan! If anyone has questions about waiting children or the process, we are no experts by any means but will do what we can to help answer questions or direct you to someone who can.
------ NOW ~ NEW PHOTOS OF YAN!!!!! ------
We were very fortunate to receive updated photos of Yan! The first one shows her at her school, the next 2 were taken at a science museum and the last one was taken at the orphanage. We can't wait to meet her!!!! She has such spirit and spunk -- we love her more than words can say!
Her hot pink and lime green room is almost finished and we'll be posting photos soon!
Plus, Daddy ordered her an IPod and then contacted several of his students who are from China and asked about popular Chinese music. The students recommended various pop music (Jay Chow, S.H.E., Jolin Tsai, Cyndi Wang, etc) so Daddy hopped online and ordered several cds which are being shipped direct from China. Once they arrive, he will add them to the IPod along with several tv shows he has downloaded that she might like! Hey, she's a teenager!!!
Again, our sincerest thanks for sharing this journey with us.