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  • My China Doll

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    20 posts, 16 voices, 1700 views, started Sep 24, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 by Deb035

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    • Amethyst
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      My husband and I have an 18 yr old biological son and we adopted our daughter from CHINA almost 2 yrs ago.  We landed in CHINA on her first birthday and met her for the 1st time 4 days later.  Our life has changed so much since that day!  Our daughter will be 3 Nov. 16th and she is going through the terrible two’s, how FUN!  Haven’t done that in a few years and our son was so completely different at that age.  I wouldn’t want to live my life without her though.  I loved my daughter before I ever saw a picture of her and loved her even more when I first held her.  It didn’t matter that I wasn’t her birth mother.  The fact was that I WAS then and AM now her “Momma“.  We are her “forever family“.

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          Yana Berlin wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • That’s is so great.
          I believe that a parent is not the one that gave birth but the one that was there for every detail of child’s life.

          I’m so happy for you.



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          Ecosafemom wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • We traveled to China just a few months before you did. Our son has been home just over two years. He was 28 months at Gotcha and is 2m 4d younger than our biological daughter. They are fun to be sure but boy does it get noisy in our house. :o)



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          Leeann wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • What a wonderful gift you have. Enjoy they grow so fast!



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          Lisa117 wrote Oct 11, 2008
        • My oldest son was a foster/adopt. He was placed with us at 1 day old. We had to wait a year and a half including lots of ups & downs to finalize his adoption. He’ll be 5yo in February. My youngest was a private adoption. We got the call 4 days before Thanksgiving and got him at 1 day old also. He’s about to turn 2yo next month. It’s been a wild crazy ride, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. And as crazy as it sounds we are open to adopt a third child. Probably not for another couple of years. Adoption truly is a loving option.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 11, 2008
        • That’s an amen to Leeann6107’s comment.  They do grow so fast and what a gift from God.  My cousin was an only child and had ovarian cancer at twenty one.  She survived and had one child of her own.  She and her husband have adopted three other children that are close in age.  Thank goodness her biological daughter was old enough to help with the younger ones.  Goodness...wonderful stories all over the place!
          Bless you and yours,
          Gayle



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          Dianne67 wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I think adoption is wonderful.  Congratulations to all of you for experiencing it.  

          I had planned on adopting a baby girl from China 3 years ago and started the paperwork and even a diary for her.  My husband, ex husband now, and I were starting to have some problems and I knew it would not be the right time.  It was a hard and painful choice; but I stopped the process.  

          I now know what a wonderful choice adoption is and I will adopt if I know I am healthy enough to care of a child.  

          I have always noticed Asian children.  There is just something so beautiful about them.  I just always find that they have petite ways and a gentle manner.  The girls seem to always stay neat and clean.  I don’t know if it is just genetic or what.  I know it may sound weird to everyone.

          What I also love about International adoption is that you don’t have to worry about the parents changing their minds.  

          Congratulations to all of you.

          Hugs-
          Dianne



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          Allys31 wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • **An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. Though the thread may stretch or tangle, it will never break."

          Old Chines Proverb

          My daughter turns 6 in June!!



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          Rystmom wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • January 16th of this year my sister and her husband went to China to adopt their precious 2 1/2 year old daughter. It has been so fun watching her change daily.
          It was a long road for them. Once they got the referral it was the longest and hardest 4 months.
          Zoe was so worth the wait!



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • I am sorry for a minute I thought someone was calling me.  Silly me.  I am so happy for your China Doll.  What is her Chinese and also American name?  There are so much I would like to know, like which part of China, etc?  I guess I will wait.



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          Rystmom wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • China doll
          Her Chinese name is Yidi American name is Zoe Elizabeth Yidi.
          She was found abandon in Shanghai.
          If I could figure out to add pictures I would show off how bueatiful she is,



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • Cool.  If you have the Chinese name in Chinese, and if they have not told you what it means, let me know and see if I can translate for you.



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          Rystmom wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • I will ask my sister tomorrow



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          Deb035 wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • Hi,
          I am Debbie who started this group and haven’t visited in a while.  Glad to see there are others that share my joy!  My daughter turned 3 in November.  She was abandoned on her birth day in Chongqing.  Her Chinese name that the orphanage gave her is Jiang Mei Yuan.  Her American name is Jazlynn Mei Grace.  Let me tell you, she is a hand full!  She is a very happy and well adjusted child.  She has a mind of her own and a strong will.  She is very independant and smart!  She keeps me on my toes! Here is a picture of her now.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • You are so blessed to have each other.  If you post this in your profile under picture, I wonder if it can be larger so I can see better.



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          Mamia wrote Feb 11, 2011
        • My husband and I have tossed the idea of adoption back and forth. Right now we have a 5 month old and 3 other boys. The boys all take Chinese so I was interested in adopting from China.   I have no idea where to start bit I guess I’ll do some research now since it sounds like a lengthy process.



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