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Our new daughter!

This picture was taken at church a few days ago while Kelly was on his way to the US for work this week. We have some wonderful news to share.  We are adopting 7-year-old Yeh Min Yu, who has been in our home off and on the last couple of months.  There's a lot that goes into making this official, dealing with US Homeland Security to arrange for her immigration visa, Taiwan courts and Chinese documents, getting a home study done by a licensed, qualified person, applying for a passport.  You have no idea.  I'll be glad when it's all done, but I couldn't wait to share this bit of joy with everyone.  We will name her Hannah to go on her new US birth certificate.  She's excited and nervous to go to America with us.  She can say more than 100 words in English so far.  Some of her favorite things to say are "small dog, butterfly, apple, pig."  She says it more like pig-uh.  We love her and feel this is one of the reasons we came to Taiwan.  Who would have thought that we'd be taking back such an incredible souvenir?

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Jana VDB said…
Wow Kelly, that is wonderful. Congrats!
Lisa said…
Beautiful addition to your already beautiful family! Congrats!
barbara bledsoe said…
Wow Kelly. Congratulations!! This is wonderful news for your family. I'm so happy for you. Now you'll have a daughter, who is younger than my daughter.
Anonymous said…
She is beautiful and both of you are so lucky to have been brought into each other's lives...surely the bigger picture of why you were meant to move!
I can not wait to meet her!
Denise
Anonymous said…
Great news. I remember when you brought home your first beautiful child! What a great family Ni Ni will have!
Congratulations!
Oh my gosh...that's awesome! What a wonderful bit of news to share. SO HAPPY for y'all!
Amanda said…
Awesome!!! That is such wonderful news! Congratulations, I know that this will bring your family so much joy! :)
Jamie said…
Awesome news Kelly! She is beautiful and is so blessed to have a family like yours to love her. No doubt she will bring much joy to your household. Congratulations!
jennie w. said…
That's so great! I had my suspicions. Ada is six so we'll have to have a playdate when you get home (you are coming home to Austin, right?)
Jenni said…
Wow, Congrats! That is amazing.
Amanda said…
Congratulations, Kelly! That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your family. What a great blessing for little Ni Ni too.
Fort Files said…
Wow, that is so exciting for your family! Congrats to all of you!
Kathy said…
Kelly, I am so happy for you. Congratulations. I hope I get to meet her someday in the near future!
Kellie said…
Congratulations Kelly! What amazing news. So happy you've found each other.
P&C Dickson said…
how exciting! congrats! she's so cute!
恭禧!恭禧!她很可爱
Gabrielle said…
Yay!!!
I'm so happy for all of you! I thought that might be what was going on. :-)
I can't wait to meet her-- what a beautiful girl she is!
What exciting and incredible news. I love how she is holding onto Lindsey's arm. Congrats! I hope that all the paper work get's done soon.
Sahra said…
I was just going to email you today to see how things were going for you. This is even better news than anything I expected! Congratulations! She fits just perfectly in your family. I seriously want to be you when I grow up.
Bobbi said…
Wonderful news for your family and for her. Congratulations!
Francie said…
That is so wonderful!! She is beautiful as all your children are. :)
Gabrielle said…
Hey Kelly,
I tried to comment a few days ago, but I see now it didn't post. Anyway, I'm so, so happy for all of you! I had a feeling something like this was going on. :-) I can't wait to hear all about it, and to meet Hannah. She'll be in Mosey's primary class, probably!
This is just the best news, you have made my day. :-)
Mel-o-dy said…
omigosh omigosh i am soo excited and thrilled for you all!! I hope I get to meet her :D I miss yall and congrats on the new addition to your family!!!
Julie said…
What a wonderful souvenir to bring back from Taiwan! Congratulations to the Larson family. She will be loved by us all!
~ Tina said…
Again, so excited for your family of now 5! yay! re: the "pig-uh" part - Marina puts an "uh" on lots of words, especially when she's whining or pouting... it's a big joke around here. Love it!
Jane said…
We are so happy for your family! Hannah is so fortunate to be joining such a wonderful family! She will pick up english quickly. It is amazing how fast young children can learn a language.

I look forward to seeing you soon and meeting your new daughter.

Jane

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