We are thrilled beyond belief to introduce to you our beautiful little girl waiting for us in Xinyang, Henan, China. I received the call at work on Monday, Feb. 23, Sarah from our agency said, "I have a beautiful little girl who needs a mommy and daddy, I was wondering if you and Scott might be her mommy and daddy." Thru the tears I said we might be and asked for more information. She told me Luo Min Li was 1 on Feb. 12th and has an unrepaired bilateral cleft lip and unrepaired cleft palate. She loves to look at her reflection in the mirror and also loves to go outside. She is beautiful, perfect and OURS!!!!! We sent all her infomation to our pediatrician and in a few hours he called us back and said what we already knew, she's beautiful, perfect and OURS!!! We sent in our LOI (Letter of Intent) on Feb. 25th and today we received our pre-approval from the CCAA to adopt our daughter, Laila JeanneLi Van Gieson. We hope to travel in May and will get her repaired here. Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to leave a comment, we will be turning this blog into a book for Laila and would love for her to see all of your messages.
And our favorite picture. She has a beautiful smile and such life in her eyes!!!!