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Our Adoption from China

Our Adoption from China
Family Photo Album
Jaclyn's Adoption Story


After long consideration, Ginger and I decided to expand our family. After considering all of our options, we have decided to adopt from China. It involves collection of a lot of paperwork, a home study by a state licensed social worker, a child abuse record check, a criminal record check, approval from the INS, FBI, the Chinese Adoption Affairs Center in Beijing, and the local province officials. After all the approvals, we traveled to China for a few weeks in December of 1997 and complete the adoption of our daughter, Amanda, in the Chinese legal system. After our return to the United States, we petitioned the county court for a "Recognition of Foreign Adoption", a legal name change, and an order to have the State issue a "Registration of Foreign Birth". We were able to do these procedures without an attorney, and at very low cost.

Shortly after we returned from China, Ginger became pregnant. The pregnancy was uneventful and on January 4, 1999 our second daughter, Emma Leigh was born. You can see our birth announcement and Emma's pictures here.  

Our Adoption of Amanda:

Our Adoption Story - Revised 3/15/98
Some Pictures of Amanda!
Even More Pictures of Amanda
Group Photo of the 98 GWCA Reunion
Our Friend's Story of Jaclyn's Adoption
Chinese - English Flash Cards (Adobe Acrobat Required)
Free Adobe Acrobat Reader for Flash Cards


Chinese Adoption Links:

Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs

Families With Children from China

Central Ohio Families with Children from China
China Adoption Statistics by Ralph Stirling
Laura Morrison's Courier Service for Washington, DC (She does Great Work!)
Great Wall China Adoption
Great Wall China Adoption Newsletter
Tia's Story and Aparents China Mail List Links


China or Chinese Adoption Related Links:

  What to do while waiting
  Chinese Lessons
  Chinese Language Tools
  Chinese Character Translations
  Professional Chinese Translation and Other Products
  What Time is it in China?
  What's the Weather in China?
  China Central Television TV-4 Schedule
  China Central TV-4 (Requires Realplayer)
  Some Chinese Music!
  Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
  Dying Rooms Controversy
  China Books Periodicals, Inc.
  Our Chinese Daughters Foundation
  The World Famous Shop on the Stairs!


Personal Web Sites about Chinese Adoption:

Julia Mei Gamble Irwin Story
Chinadopt--Adopting Children from China Information
Journey for Marissa - Our China Adoption Experience
Howard Family Adoption Story
Lisa McClure's China Adventure - Also extensive listing of Adoption Stories
The Jobes' Page
Adoption in China: Jiangxi Province
My Home Town
The Baldinucci's Adoption Page


Adoption Links: 

Rainbow Kids - On Line International Adoption Magazine
Available Child Photolistings and Text Listings
Florida's Kids: Photo Listing
Domestic Infant Adoption Advice


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