Wednesday, January 3, 2007


We are over the moon and thrilled to announce the referral of our beautiful daughter Grace.
We have waited over 15 months for this day and we are still in shock that it is finally here. We received the call at 10:45am.
Name: Lian(last name based off orphange name) Bao(treasure-middle name) Qin(musical instrument-first name)
We will call her Grace; we haven't decided yet what part of her Chinese name we will keep as her middle name.
Location: Lianjiang Welfare Institue in Guangdong Province
Born: April 3, 2006-9 months old today!!
At 7 months she was 15.8 lbs, 27 inches and had no teeth.
I have posted the only picture we have right now. We will receive more tomorrow. So check back then.


Scott & Kim said...

Congratulations Gen and Jeff! We are so happy for all of you. Grace is beautiful!

Jenn said...

wow! what an amazing time for you! i read on rq that you were expecting a referral. congratulations!

Leda said...

Awesome!! Congrats from a fellow CHI'er!

Kristi said...

Congratulations from another Lianjiang family! We got "the call" for Kylie on November 30th, but I just had to check RQ and admire all the new babies today! Our Kylie also has Bao in her name, we decided to keep it so she'd know she was our treasure! Hope your TA comes quickly!
Kristi in NC

Andrew & Stephanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! From another fellow CHI'er!

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your new addition. If you would like to obtain her finding ad (published with a young photo of your child!) come visit us at

All the best!


Nathan & Emily's Mommy said...

Congrats!! How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Jeff & Gen, it sounds like it will be soon.

The Zwiefelhofers

coco said...

Congratulations Mommy & Daddy! Grace is a cutie!

Look forward to meeting you in China. Your fellow CHI parent.

Colette Walker
LID 9/13/05
REF 1/3/07 (Olivia)

Cheryl said...

Another CHI family- I recognized the referral page! How I can't wait to see that again, (we're LID 10-9) Seeing yours was fantastic.
The name Bao Qin is a great name- they often say to babies "bao bei bao bei" an endearing term you coo to babies.

Anonymous said...


We can hardly wait to squeeze our new grandbaby!!!!!


Dad & Darlene

nikki said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter. I am just peeking at everyone's adorable referrals and am so happy for you all!!!!

Sheri said...

We have a LianJiang girl too. :o)

Feel free to email me if you have any questions about the orphanage. Also there is a yahoo group for people that have adopted from there.
My email is

I wish you speedy travels!!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you have a beautiful daughter. Our lid is 11/17/05 so we have to wait for another few months.

Janneke (the Netherlands)