The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Our Beautiful Baby Girl

This morning was a rough morning for Keira. She is grieving and that is OK because she had a very good foster family and life was very good there.

She is not grieving all the time though and Sharon has gotten to bond with her quite well. I guess it helps to be silly sometimes.

The adoption paperwork is finished and we are now waiting for Keira's passport, and then we go to Guangzhou to get visas and do some other government stuff.

Keira is only 14 mos old but she certainly has a personality. She loves to have her picture taken now that she knows what I'm doing pointing that thing at her. She wouldn't let me get a good photo at first but then when we were at the adoption agency I showed her the one good picture I finally got of her and then she was interested. She is also very smart and likes taking things out and putting them back in, or spilling them on the floor. She can already stand on her own and can walk a little but seems to like to have someone to hold on to.

Hi All! It's Sharon. Keira is asleep right now- she's pretty wiped out and so are we! It was some morning. We started out with the intentions of video taping when she first arrived, but she was really freaked out by the light on the camcorder, so Dan stopped taping. The foster family arrived (mother, father and grandparents) along with 2 teachers from the orphanage and our Guide. Keira's foster mother and I both started crying. She brought some milk as well as some pictures of her which was WONDERFUL! You could tell that they loved and cared for her so much. They wrote a letter to us that we will keep and our Guide will translate for us. We promised to love her and take good care of her. She is truly a beautiful little girl. We are both so madly in love with her. She started getting a little more used to us. She took a nap for a little while and started playing with her toys. All of a sudden, she started wimpering and sobbing. Not just crying like she was wet or hungry, but a really sad sob of grieving. It's alot for her to take in all at once and we're going to do everything we can to try to make it as easy as possible. She's napping right now and after this when she gets up, we're going to take her downstairs to the restaurant to get some congee (porridge) and milk. Dan and I watch her periodically to make sure that she is breathing because we are new paranoid parents....that has a nice ring to it. The parents part, not the paranoid ;). More to come!!!


Rod said...

I'm so excited right now! I wish I were their with you guys. I know you both will be the best parents ever!

Terri said...

She's beautiful, just beautiful.