A Mother’s Choice in China


Can you imagine the heartbreak of having a child with a medical need that no one would treat?  Maybe one that would kill your baby?  It's already so sad to see families in the U.S. struggling through the pain of their children's illnesses, but at least we can usually trust that they are being cared … [Continue reading]

Help a Mother Across the Oceans for Mother’s Day

Chinese Mother and baby

In honor of Mother’s Day, please join me to help mothers in China that have children with serious medical needs keep their families together! Adoption is beautiful and amazing.  It fills hearts and makes dreams come true.  But when you pause and think, adoption comes from a place of pain and loss.  … [Continue reading]

A Little More Family….in China


One of the highlights of our trip to China was growing our family, not just in the obvious way by adopting Olivia, but by adding Julia's foster … [Continue reading]

Love Crosses Oceans T-shirts

Love Crosses Oceans (and the Great Wall)

Wow, this fundraising thing was an adventure...to be continued!  It turns out that purchasing a large amount of shirts has resulted in a small amount … [Continue reading]

Chinese Culture


After three trips to China (four for me), reading a number of books about China written by Chinese authors as well as our favorite American in … [Continue reading]

It’s A Rollercoaster Ride For Sure


We've now had Olivia in our family for 7 days. It's a bit hard to explain how the transition is going. Moment to moment it's sweet, crazy, sad, funny, … [Continue reading]

Day 5? 6? 7? – We’ve Lost Track


As much as any place, Guangzhou feels like home to us in China. We've stayed here, in three different hotels, a total of about four weeks over the … [Continue reading]

Day 3 (and 4) – Introducing Olivia Jade!


After a good night's sleep in Hefei, the capital of Anhui province where Olivia was born, we went to the civil affairs office. Trish and I waited with … [Continue reading]

Day One – Beijing


Despite the flight and a lack of sleep yesterday, we went on a very full day tour of Bejing.  We went to the Great Wall at Mutianyu.  (There are about … [Continue reading]

Prayer time for Olivia and our family

We just got notice that Olivia has left her foster home “The House of Love” to go back to her orphanage in Fuyang.  Her transition to her forever … [Continue reading]