Miss Gioia

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Our Referral - Finally!

Rejoice! After flying 20+ hours to get home to Taipei, I found the most amazing package at our door. Our 13 months of waiting has finally ended: the referral has arrived. Little Fu Le Xin is seven months old and is waiting at the Fuling Social Welfare Institute in Chongqing. At four months (in September), she weighed 6.5 kg and had FAT CHUBBY CHEEKS!!! Apparently, she is fond of listening to music and playing with toys.

Hopefully we will be able to travel to get her very soon. Happy New Year baby girl! We are coming as soon as we can.

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Blogger Amy in Beijing said...

Likes music and playing with toys - she should fit rigt in - Chris might have to put up the little legos for a while though! She is too cute! ta piaoliang!

January 4, 2008 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Shelba said...

She is a beauty! Congratulations! That is wonderful news and what a way to start the new year off!

January 4, 2008 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Bug's Mama said...

I just started reading your blog and it seems that I came at the right time!! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful baby girl! 2008 will surely be amazing for your family, I can't wait to follow your journey to meeting your daughter!

January 4, 2008 10:04 AM  
Blogger rebx said...

Wow! Congratulations! That's the perfect way to start the new year! What a cutie - I love those cheeks!

January 4, 2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger ***** said...

Gorgeous little girl!! I really enjoyed your blog.
lid 2/13/06 --56 more lids to go

January 4, 2008 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two of my daughters are from FULING! Visit www.fulingkids.org for more info on the SWI! It is a nice place with a Gracie's room and a foster care program. You will have a lovely trip! There is also a Fuling yahoo group....fulingkidsinternational...


January 4, 2008 9:23 PM  
Blogger Sophia's Mama said...

Congratulations your daughter is beautiful

January 4, 2008 10:00 PM  
Anonymous betsy said...

Congratulations! Your daughter is adorable!

January 5, 2008 12:01 AM  
Blogger verlaine said...

We have a Fu-girl, too - formerly known as Fu Hui Yue, now Carlyn (age 5). And my DH and I are both SC alumni!

January 5, 2008 12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful. Our daughter and son-in-law who live in Shanghai and teach at SAS adopted their baby girl last May. She is an amazing little girl. Almost 15 months now. They are off to Bangkok to teach in August. Sounds like you are a traveling family as well. Blessings to you. You are about to begin the adventure of a lifetime.

Check out www.countingourblessings.spaces.live.com

or: www.daleandtara.blogspot.com

A PoPo in Tucson

January 5, 2008 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations! What great news to start the new year!

January 5, 2008 3:31 AM  
Blogger Snickerdoodle said...

Hi there, congratulations on your Fu Girl! My #2 is from Fuling and you couldn't get any luckier than having your dd come from there. Don't forget to join the Fuling yahoo group. I bet others have taken pictures of your girl on their trips. We have a private password protected picture site with gazillions of pictures on there. I filled a photo album with my dd's pictures!!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FulingKidsInternational/ is the yahoogroup address. We're a great bunch and I have learned a TON about my dd from the wonderful moms there.

Chongqing is fabulous to visit. We loved it!! Ask your agency if you can go visit the orphanage right in Fuling, Chongqing. Ask to see Gracie's Room. Fabulous nanny program!

I'm so excited for you!!

Snick :)
from RQ

January 5, 2008 3:32 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Congrats guys! Very nice!

January 5, 2008 5:44 AM  
Blogger lisa mcdonald said...

Oops-looks like I scrolled down too far to comment. And having all sorts of identity issues ; )
But she is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!! ~lmc

January 5, 2008 7:38 AM  
Blogger sb said...

Another new reader wishing you congratulations and a great new year! Looking forward to your travel to get your lette sweetie.

January 5, 2008 9:25 AM  
Blogger Momma and ZZ said...

she is adorable!

January 5, 2008 2:20 PM  
Blogger mimi k said...

What excellent news after such a long wait! And such a wonderful way to start the new year! Hurray!

January 5, 2008 10:03 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Congrats! Your daughter is adorable!!! Wonderful news!

January 5, 2008 11:42 PM  
Blogger Debz said...

What a cutie! Congrats, and all the best for 2008.

January 6, 2008 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Wow, that's fantastic! She's adorable. Best wishes to you and your family.

January 6, 2008 4:07 PM  
Blogger Alyson & Ford said...

She is so cute!! Congratulations!! Have as much happiness as you can bear!

LID 01/27/06

January 7, 2008 6:44 AM  
Blogger Lineberry said...

Her picture actually made me gasp. She's is beautiful! Congratulations

January 7, 2008 11:28 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

she just beautiful... Congrats you guys...

January 8, 2008 11:16 AM  
Blogger Neus said...

Beautiful girl!!!! Congratulations!
Neus, Spain.


January 9, 2008 5:47 AM  
Blogger Hugh & Sonia said...

Congratulations on your sweet daughter ~ wishing you speedy travels to bring her home!

January 15, 2008 9:57 PM  

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