Monday, September 25, 2006

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!

Lance and I are proud to announce the referral of our DAUGHTER!!!!

Her name is Ba Shu Ting. The social worker said she would fax me the characters so I can get a translation . . . Ba would be her surname, Shu Ting her first names.

She was born Jan. 17, 2006 (8 months, one week old TODAY, her father's birthday!).

She's in the Yue Yang County Social Welfare Institute in Hunan province.

I won't have a photo or other details for about a week, but I will post them as soon as I do.

We would expect to travel around Thanksgiving!


Truly Blessed said...

WOO HOO HOOO! Congratulations on your new daughter! How fabulous! And Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Kelly in Michigan
aka "notallboysanymore" on the July Dragonflies group

Michelle said...

Wow! Congratulations to you and Lance! I got teary-eyed and chills when I read the news...we are so very excited for you all. We cannot wait to meet her and Gigi and she can be great close in age!

Incredibly pshyced for you,
THe Irwin's

Adrienne said...

Congratulations, mommy!

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your referral for your daughter! Hope you receive her photos soon!

Anonymous said...

A Stephens prospect!!
Congratulatory grins from Margaret

Cameryn said...

Congrats!!!! We are so happy for you and glad that we will be able to see pictures of our new cousin soon. Nik can't wait to meet Rachel and neither can the rest of us Lang clan.

Cam, Todd, Amber, Sarah and Nik

Anonymous said...

We're all excited for you, Lance, and Rachel. Bethie wants to know if you could name her Bethie -- so her name would be BaBethie. And Gracie wants to know if you get on the plane today! We wish! I can't wait to see her beautiful little face!

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Anonymous said...

COngratulations!!!!!!!!!! Your daughter is just beautiful. We are in the process of adopting our third daughter. LID 3/3 Our second daughter Hannnah Ba is two and is from Yue Yang orphange and she has been home since she was 8.5 months. Her name was BA Shu Shue. We got to meet many caregivers from the orphange and I believe she was loved and taken good care of. If you have any question feel free to email me. Josette

Shannon S said...

Wonderful wishes to your family!!!

Connie said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you having this dream finally come to fruition!

Michelle said...

Someone posted on Yahoo that she was able to contact Brian via phone and he sent her the finding ad picture right away. You might want to call him so you can get a glimce of Rachel's beautiful baby face!!!

I couldn't be more happy for you and Lance (have I mentioned that yet). It's been a long journey but worth every second knowing that you were matched with your little baby girl. YOUR A MOMMY!! Isn't that exciting. I don't think lance could have asked for a better birthday present then Rachel. YIPEEEEEEEEE

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news. We are truly excited for you. Keep smiling, you will see her beautiful face soon.

Bailey & Travis :o)

Anonymous said...

What a BLESSING !! Rachael is almost home. Miracles do still happen in our time. We can't wait to see her photo & to welcome her into our family,
Love forever,
Aunt Chris, Uncle Keith, cousins
Casey & Candace Wegner

Lanny and Heather said...

Congratulations! My friend received her referral earlier this year also for a "Ba" baby, and she is a sweetie. Best wishes!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful news! My daughter shares the same birthdate as my husband. Every year, it's fun to see them enjoying their day together. (