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Guangzhou – Day 1

Guangzhou – Day 1

Going to Guangzhou after Beijing and Nanjing is like visiting Florida after spending weeks in a frigid PA winter. The days are warm – mid-70s average temp this week – and the sun has been bright. It’s such a nice change from the rest of […]

Nanjing – Day 2

Nanjing – Day 2

Before I get to the rest of Nanjing, here is one of the most important pictures from our whole trip. Ironically, we forgot to take it when we actually went to the civil affairs office to sign the papers so we improvised and had Liam […]

Nanjing – Day 1

Nanjing – Day 1

We made it to Guangzhou! In the adoption world, this is like Mecca. The temps are much warmer (averages are in the 60s and low 70s while we’re here this week) so we will feel the freedom to be out and about in the sun […]

Meeting Titus

Meeting Titus

After all the waiting and all the praying and all the traveling, the time finally came to get Titus on Monday, January 8. We didn’t leave for the civil affairs office (where we would meet him) until about 1:45, so we killed time in the […]

Redemption and the Reason for It All

Redemption and the Reason for It All

We are now in Nanjing, the city where we will meet Titus for the first time, where he will become a member of the Black family forever. In the strange way that adoption works, it’s not the city where he was born nor the city […]