Tuesday, April 13, 2010











It's Official

Today we went back to the Civil Affairs Office to finalize the adoption of Christian Andrew McDuffie. Here in China there is a "happiness period" which is 24 hours. Well, we've been very happy for the last 24 hours :).

After we signed all of the documents promising to never abandon or mistreat our boy, we were granted the "first family photo". I think we're a fine looking familly :).

In the next few days we will be shopping (Christian came with a pair of PINK high tops!) and enjoying the sites of Changsha. On Thursday we will travel for a couple of hours to visit his orphanage. Although, I'm sure it will be difficult, we feel it's important for us to see how our baby boy has spent the first two years of his life.

Jacob is doing well, although this is very difficult for him. Today he asked me, "when are you going to start being my mommy again?". Talk about break your heart. It gave us a good opportunity to reassure him though. He seems much better since that conversation.

We are receiving so many graces from your prayers. We are truly blessed to have you all in our lives. Enjoy the pictures of our first full day together.

Alicia

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Praise God for the wonderful family He has formed!!

Jamie said...

Charles, Alicia and Jacob,
We are SO excited for you guys. We saw a picture of you in Jenna's photo album and she said, "Mom, there's Mrs. Alicia - is she still in China?" I'll be sure to show her the pictures tomorrow.

Love,

Jamie (& chris & Jenna)

Sonya Allgood said...

What a beautiful family you have. God has sent you many blessings. You are such wonderful, giving people. Christian is so blessed. Love ya'll and keeping you in our prayers.

Tonya said...

Ahhh, Alicia, your family is so beautiful! I couldn't find your blog address while you were gone, so since you just posted it for Ashley on fb I am now able to read back. Loving this :)

**You should list your blog address under website on your info tab of fb... only your friends can see it if your page is private.