A Boy And his City…

Our boy was born four years and one month ago in Changsha, Hunan. Seventeen months ago, we were in Changsha to meet him, and make him a part of our family…

Last week, we traveled back to Changsha to meet baby J’s baby sister. How surreal to be back in the town our boy was born in, seventeen months after adopting him.

This boy is such a different little person than he was seventeen months ago. He is speaking perfect English, he is walking on two perfectly shaped little feet, and he can run… oh my, can he run.

He is happy and healthy, and he has grown 5″ and gained 7 pounds! He is no longer scared of everything, and he has grown in confidence and grown in his attachments to his family.

He is no longer living in constant pain because of his feet or his teeth, and he is learning to cry when he is hurt. He is loving and so easy to love…

And best of all, he is no longer an orphan… he is part of a family that couldn’t love his precious self more.


  1. Paula on September 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    He is such a love…the love jumps off the screen! Absolutely precious. Tiny P will get there too! She will love big. She has such an incredible family and amazing older siblings who will help show her the way.

  2. Judy from Texas on September 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    He is such a cutie! Such an amazing year for your little guy. Sending Happy wishes to Miss P.

  3. Musings from Kim K. on September 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    So many amazing milestones. Continued blessings to you all!

  4. Elizabeth Dahl on September 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    It's wonderful to see how truly happy and confident he is. 🙂

  5. foreversistersforeverfriends on September 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    He's such a handsome fella!

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