Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
Isaiah 43:5

It is with great joy that we announce that we have been blessed with a daughter!

Chinese Name: (Last) Feng (Middle) Chu (First) Kui
Meanings: Feng (place where orphanage is located) Chu (Clean) Kui (Sunflower)
-The Chinese hold the sunflower as a symbol of longevity.
To Be Called: Emma ChuKui (pronounced Choo Kway)
Date of Birth: May 15, 2005 (almost 7 months!!!)
Location: Fengcheng Social Welfare Institute, but residing in Foster Care (YEA!!)
Province: Jiangxi
DTC: 3/16/05
LID: 4/11/05
Date of Referral: 12/9/05
Age of Child Requested: 0-18 months
Dates of Travel: February 1-15, 2006 (after Chinese New Year)


These are probably the three places we will be going while in China. We will start our journey in Beijing to do some sight seeing and to get over our jetlag. Then we will most probably be staying in Nanchang, which is about 2 hours from Fengcheng, where Emma is living right now with her foster family. We will complete the Chinese part of the adoption there, then travel to Guangzhou, where we will complete the American side of the adoption. The trip should take approximately two weeks.

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