Thursday, October 28, 2010

Update on China



I wanted to take a minute to update you on our adoption journey as we get ready to leave for China in less than a week.  First, I'd like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all who donated to help us finish our fundraising. We now have all the money we need to complete our trip! You are all amazing and I can't wait until Johanna is old enough to read over the blog post and comments on her fundraiser and see how many people reached out to help bring her home.

Second, I'd like to thank those of you who've had experience with adopting from China and who reached out to us with emails full of wonderful advice and encouragement. We'll definitely be better prepared as a result!

Next, a big thank you to those who've sent baby gifts. I'm unbelievably touched that someone who's never met me would make something beautiful for my little girl. What a warm and generous online community I have.

Finally, friends of ours who traveled last year were unable to access Blogger from China. I'm not sure if that's still the case, but I've lined up a friend to post any blog entries I email to her, so you will receive updates either way.

Thank you for being a part of Johanna's journey home!!

14 comments:

  1. I am glad that I at least caught the leg end of your journey - I already feel so invested! I just watched a NatGeo documentary on adoptions in China. You are doing such an incredible thing, CJ. The little girl you are about to get is very lucky indeed. Also, if you need some recipes for her when she gets old enough for solids, let me know! My grandpa was Chinese, moved here when he was in his late 20's, and I know tons of recipes. :)

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  2. I am so excited and happy for you!!! Can't wait to hear of your adventures and see more pix of your beautiful baby girl.

    Thanksgiving is going to take on a whole new meaning for the Redwine family, isn't it? :)

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  3. I know I said it the other day, but have a wonderful trip. I'm so thrilled to have been a tiny part in helping reach your goal. :-) Looking forward to hearing Johanna is home safe.

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  4. Squee!! Congratulations!! Have an amazing trip!

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  5. Have a safe and joyful journey, C.J. I am so happy for you and your family. :-)

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  6. Sweet--Guess I'd better hurry up and finish the gift I have LOL

    Safe journey and you deserve this. Johanna is one lucky girl!

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  7. So very happy for you! Have a safe and wonderful trip and bring that beautiful girl home! *hugs*

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  8. So excited for you. I've had 2 friends go to China in the last 6 months. Both had no problems posting their blog posts. Glad you have a back up plan. I can't wait to read about your experience. Enjoy it. It's such a special experience.

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  9. I'm so happy for you. Good luck and have a safe trip.

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  10. Safe travels. *hugs* Can't wait to see her!

    K

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  11. oh Yay! I'm so excited for you! *hugs*

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  12. So happy for you!!!! Good luck and be careful!!

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  13. I wish you God speed and all the luck in the world bring your baby home safely.

    Hugs...Robin :)

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