Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meet Our Daughter!

After a four year gestation, we are so happy to announce the arrival into our lives of our daughter!
She was born on February 11, 2009, and is 8 months old.
She is from Chongqing City, which is in Southwest China.
We're working on a name.  Four years apparently wasn't enough time to figure that out.  :)

We expect to be traveling in 5-6 weeks, and promise to keep you updated as we get more information!  Please check back soon--we will post more information tomorrow when we receive her file!

Thank you to everyone for supporting us on this journey!!!

xoxo-c and t


  1. YAY!!! I just got on the computer a minute after you posted this! Corey, Ted, I am so happy/excited/whatever other adjective fits into that category! Praise God!

    Lauren M.

  2. She's absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see pictures of her in your arms. Lisa F

  3. Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

    Keep smilin!

  4. aaawww - we're so, so, so very happy for you!!! and for simon, too!
    many hugs --
    marsha and jeff

  5. Corey & Ted-

    Laura and I couldn't be happier for the two of you. Rule one: spoil her every day; Rule two: tell you you love her everyday; and Rule three: Make sure to hug and kiss her everyday for as long as she lets you. Pictures...we'll want pictures. All our love for you and your beautiful daughter.

  6. We are so excited for the both of you!!!! She is beautiful. We look forward to meeting her and celebrating her arrival!!!! Mazel Tov
    Amy and Gary Cohen

  7. Congratulations! Your daughter is just beautiful! I saw your blog on RQ and have been checking it from time to time to see your referral. This really is my favortie time of the month...it brings back wonderful memories seeing all of the beautiful babies!!!

  8. She looks like you guys!! How adorable and congratulations!


  9. She is beautiful! Congratulations.

    BTW, we were in Chongqing City in July adopting our seven-year-old. Have a wonderful trip to meet your darling little girl!

  10. Oh she is such a cutie! CONGRATS!

  11. Hi!! Congratulations Mom and Dad!! She's beautiful!! Our daughters are buddies! Are you in travel group 1516? I am still over the moon excited and so looking forward to traveling.

  12. What a lucky little girl! Such wonderful news! I'm so happy for you both, what great parents you will make!

  13. The best is yet to come - this is only the beginning of the amazing and joy-filled journey of parenthood. We are so thrilled and so eager for her "coming out" party! Hooray - !!!!!!!!

  14. She is beautiful. We are so thrilled for you! Marcia and Harold

  15. Congratulations. She is lovely. You will find many blessings from your little one. It is amazing how such small hands can carry so much joy.

  16. From the very bottom of our hearts, we are so happy for you! Here is one of my favorite poems by George MacDonald

    With love from the Jakl family

    Where did you come from, baby dear?
    Out of the everywhere into the here.

    Where did you get your eyes so blue?
    Out of the sky as I came through.

    What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
    Some of the starry spikes left in.

    Where did you get that little tear?
    I found it waiting when I got here.

    What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
    A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

    What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
    I saw something better than anyone knows.

    Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
    Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

    Where did you get this pearly ear?
    God spoke, and it came out to hear.

    Where did you get those arms and hands?
    Love made itself into hooks and bands.

    Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
    From the same box as the cherubs' wings.

    How did they all just come to be you?
    God thought about me, and so I grew.

    But how did you come to us, you dear?
    God thought about you, and so I am here.

  17. Mazel tov to you all! That little girl doesn't even know yet that she's the luckiest girl in the world to have you as her parents! I'm overflowing with joy for you! Bette Alkazian

  18. Congratulations!!! She's so beautiful!

    On Sept. 17, my husband and I accepted the referral of a beautiful 15 month old baby girl (through the SN program) who is also from the Dianjiang SWI!!! Our agency's China coordinator told us that DJ SWI is a really great orphanage and that they love and take great care of all of the children. She also said that all the girls tend to have big sparkly eyes. :)

    I'm very excited for you! The DJ SWI yahoo group is also really fantastic. Hope to see you there soon!

  19. YAY!
    I can't wait to see the picture of the happy family!
    Mazel Tov and know that all of your Adat family is behind you, cheering you on in this journey of your life!
    Jan & Allen Rosen

  20. Oh I am so thrilled for you two! She is precious and has such a loving, nurturing, fun life ahead of her. We wish you continued blessings on this journey!

    Diane and Scott Darling

  21. We got the flower chair photos today. They are too cute!! I am thrilled that I have found someone that is in travel group 1516 and our daughters are together!! I am superbonbon on RQ. These next fews weeks will fly by.

  22. We are thrilled to finally see your daughter. (She with the milky way still in her eyes). Thank you for sharing your journey. You have my number.
    With love,

  23. What a lucky girl, to be Simon's new best buddy! She is dreamy, and we are so thrilled for you, beyond words. Thank you both for sharing your personal and intense journey, and for having it open up opportunities for us as individuals, families and community to learn, grow and (well you know the rest) .....together. This is one special and amazing girl, and you are two special and amazing people who will be absolutely incredible parents, Mazel Tov! What a blessing she is. Little whatever the heck her name is ;-)... With much love, Rebecca and Joel

  24. Mazel Tov! I am so happy for you both! She is so cute!

    -Joel (Jody)

  25. Mazel Tov, Ted and Corey!! She is gorgeous!! Can't wait to meet her!
    Much love and warm wishes,
    Joslyn, Dave, Ally and Hannah
    (The Stuarts)

  26. She is absolutely adorable!! I am so sad we aren't in the same travel group, but perhaps our time in Guangzhou will overlap and we can meet there!

  27. My God, she is full of stars -- you can just see her sparkle!

    Mazel tov to you both,


  28. We were united with our daughter in 2007, and she, too, was from the Chongqing Province. She is from Nanchuan City SWI. If you have questions about CQ, then I'd be glad to try to answer them for you. Blessings!

  29. She is just beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  30. A very big congratulations to you on your daughter. Our daughter is also from Chongqing. She joined our family in May of 2007. Chongqing babies are very well cared for, very healthy and very happy. I wish you all the best!


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