My little girl is growing up! I had such a hard time yesterday morning getting her ready for school. Enrolling her into pre-school was a huge emotional hurdle I had to overcome because I just loved every moment of having her home with me. But she was soooo excited. Fortunately she is in afternoon classes, so we had all morning long to talk about school, about meeting new friends, and about her teacher Mrs. Peggy, which Faith calls Mrs. Piggy. When we got out of the car to walk Faith to her class room she told me how she just loves her teacher Mrs. Piggy sooo much ( she hadn't met her yet.) After school was over Faith gave me the "down low" on how her first day went. I asked if she hit anybody and her answer was, " Just a little bit" Well I guess that's better than a whole lot! At least she wasn't in tears and is excited to go back today and I didn't get a phone call! Plus isn't she just so beautiful! I love taking pictures of her.
Welcome to our little piece of the world wide web! A little about us ~ I am Dawn,and my husband is Jeff. We have five children. When our youngest was 10 we prayed to see if our family was complete, we were prompted to adopt.
(How grateful we are that we listened to that prompting) We returned from China in January 2010 with our daughter FAITH who is now 5 years old. This is our blog "Faith in Every Footstep." Now that we are home, I use this blog to record our family adventures and daily school pictures of our little peanut! Enjoy~
Faith's Chinese name is SiSi. The character Si means "to think, consider"
Born not from our flesh but born in our hearts you were longed for,wanted and loved from the start!
About Faith Hengsi
Yang Hengsi was found by local poeple at the gate of the orphanage of Hengyang City on July 13th 2007. She was estimated to be about 5 days old. She was diagnosed with hyperthermia and hospitalized. (In July, when she was found, the temperatures reach 105 degrees.) We believe she was left out in the heat for an extended period of time. Local police did a lot of searching but failed to find her birth parents, as nobody claimed her, she was sent to be raised in the orphanage at 24:00 hours being July 14th.
In China she had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus from a CT scan. This diagnosis was inaccurate; we know this because of the MRI she recently had here in the states. She does have a birth defect with her brain tissue called Agenesis of the Corpus collossum.
Hengyang city has 805,000 residents and is just over 2 hours south of Changsha by road. Hengyang was traditionally known as the ‘goose city’ because of the number of geese that migrated through it. It’s also the leading transportation centre of Hunan, linking water, rail and highway routes.
Mailed 1st application to agency: 02/09 Changed agencies: 04/24/09 Mailed 2nd application to adoption agency: 04/24/2009 Application accepted from agency: 04/27/2009 Mailed Homestudy paperwork : 04/30/2009 Emailed LOI : 05/01/2009 1st Homestudy: 05/11/09 2nd Homestudy: 05/11/09 PA: 05/13/09 3rd Homestudy: 05/28/09 4th Homestudy: 05/28/09 Homestudy mailed to agency 06/05/09 I-800A mailed to USCIS 06/08/2009 Fingerprinting done 07/13/09 I-797C received 07/22/09 DTC!!! wired 08/03/09 LID 08/12/09 LOA 09/30/09!!!!!! I800 approved 10/23/09 NVC cabled paperwork to consulate 10/31/09 Article 5 11/17/09 (that was a hard wait!) TA 12/07/2009 Travel Dates 12/30/09-01/15/10