Monday, September 27, 2010

Introducing Amelia Fanshuang
We are over the moon to introduce the little girl of our dreams.  A process that we have been in for 15 months is coming close to completion!    Wu Fan Shuang was born June 1, 2009 in Wuhan, Hubei China.  Amazingly enough she was born practically on the day we started the paperwork for our adoption.  I spent most of that summer compiling our dossier for a little girl that we did not even know was alive yet.  We are very lucky in that Amelia is being taken care of in a foster family that seems to love her and care for her very well.  Her stats show she is practically the same size as her older brothers, Cam and Bryce, were at that age.  What we do know about her is that her favorite food is "fat meat soup" (hmm, I'm not finding that in any of my recipe books), she loves dolls, is supposedly a good sleeper (I doubt that because none of my kids love to sleep, but I'm hoping that is accurate), is healthy and seldom gets ill.  She is also described as energetic and sometimes obstinate.  It sounds like she'll fit right in to our crazy family.

I can't wait to hold my little girl in my arms.  We'll keep you updated as the process continue, but we hope to be heading to China is 4-6 months.  

Isaiah 43:5 - Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.


Joanie said...

Cara, my heart is just melting. As an adoptive/foster parent, I can relate somewhat but in a very different manner, I am sure. Your daughter will be so loved by your, your family, your extended family and friends. She is precious. Thank God for the direction you took ... she will be blessed... and so will you!

groovy mama said...

CONGRATS she is DEAR!!! It goes FAST, we have been home 10 months now with our little RU SHUANG!

Mike and Barb said...

What a little sweetie!

Tina said...

Oh Cara! She is beautiful but she is also so lucky to have you to be chosen as her parents! So excited to see all the updates! I am so happy for you!

Louanne said...

She is adorable!!! And you have so many photos. Awesome!

Our dd that we are waiting on PA for is 5 days younger than your girl. how fun! Maybe we can meet in GZ.

Sharing Life and Love said...

Awwww---those lips---too adorable. Love the ladybug on her first referral picture.

She is beautiful and looks so mature, too. Congratulations!

Stefanie said...

She is an absolute cutie pie!!!
Congratulations :)

Kelli said...

OMG Cara, She is gorgeous! What a beautiful daughter! I can tell you are absolutely smitten! She looks like she has a wonderful engergy about her! Congratulations!!!