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Adoption Journal: Emmaline

All times are in China Time (UTC/GMT-8). For reference, Pacific Standard Time is 16 hours behind.

Please note: the most recent posts are listed first. For a full sense of our adoption travel experience, go to the bottom of the page and work your way upwards.

Welcome to Emmaline Anne Ding's adoption website. This blog details our family's adoption of this beautiful little girl from China in 2005. While the focus of the blog is to record our trip to China, you can also find more about her adoption by clicking on the links to the right.

Monday, October 31, 2005

We got her!

She's a bit skinnier and smaller than the few pictures we'd had indicated -- room to plump up. But on the whole, she's healthy. First impressions of personality: quiet & mellow, especially compared to our boys. But then our two boys are as energetic as you get! Thus far, she hasn't evidenced any attachment issues, she seems pretty comfortable with all of us, including Matthew, who took a little peek at his "mei mei" sleeping before climbing into his bed. All the kids are sleeping now in the same room and contentedly. We got our first experience with bottle-feeding a baby which went quite well.

Here's a few nice photos. The first was taken of her at the Civil Affairs Office during the 3 hours of waiting to complete paperwork (of dozens of different families). The second is of Matthew expressing his affection and the last of me doing the same:


  • At 6:14 AM, Blogger Eileen said…

    She is adorable!!! Congratulations!!! I have to tell you that our Lindsey was very quiet and mellow on Gotcha Day too and the whole time we were in China really. Now she is almost 2 1/2 and *anything* but quiet and mellow! She's a spitfire! Enjoy the rest of your time in China!!!

  • At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeehaa!!! Congratulations!! It is so cool to be able to read and see these events happening. May the Lord continue to bless your trip and knit you all together. Thanks for taking the time to keep us all updated.

  • At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi, Evers and Lois,

    Congratulations on gettin your new daughter. Wow, she is beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see her in person.

    Two boys and one girl, that should keep your hands pretty full, Lois.

    I am very very excited for both of you. You are VERY blessed.

    Da Gu

  • At 10:29 AM, Anonymous jerry said…

    woohoo! ptl!

  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger razorbackmama said…

    So beautiful!!!!!!!


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