Our family built through adoption from China
Hang in there, guys!!!
Wow! All our best wishes and patience through the screaming and crying! You guys will be awesome parents!- Julia
She is very beautiful & very brave. You guys are too! Shelley & dh Steve
Beautiful! She's probably afraid of the unknown. Hang in there, it will be worth it. Children adapt quickly (way better than adults)Michele
Well first of all! Congratulations! This will be a momment you never forget. I think it will be even more funny to remind her that first day,because she is gonna love you guys! You are great parents!She is as cute as we though and hope to meet my niece soon.Now I have to say Mike you are so funny when you write I think you should be a writer,you turn things in a different perspective! Go mike! :) Rosa
Mike you had me experiencing every emotion. I laughed, cried, and laughed again. You are a great writer. Rebecca is beautiful. Hang in there. I am sure the three of you will be feeling more comfortable together soon. Children tend to adapt very quickly and she is with two people who love her very much. Have fun getting to know you lovely daughter.
I am so happy for you guys! I pray the transition is easier every day.
I am sitting here with happy tears and speechless. I am so happy for you guys. This day will forever one of your happiest days. I know in a short time, her fears and anxiety will be gone because of your nurturing and love. Have fun and enjoy every moment. :) Cousin Lisa
You make a beautiful family! Xiu is just afraid of the unknown. She is also moving from one comfort zone (Chinese culture) to another and new cultural space. The thought of learning a new language is most likely scary, even though children her age become proficient very quickly. Lucas cried for three weeks to go back to Macon while he was in Brazil this summer. He had trouble with Portuguese language. He finally got the language and communication sorted and the last two weeks were terrific. He went trhough culture shock and language adaptation. Xiu will too. Call on us if you ever want to talk through it. We have experienced with our own kids and I do every day with my international and study abroad students. All in all, Marina and I are thrilled for you. This is already a success! Oh, and Clara said tonight that she would learn Chinese if it would help Xiu/Rebecca. She is eager to have a girlfriend on the block! Stay safe. Eric