Friday, July 02, 2010

Here We Grow Again . . . Meet Tate!

Born October 26, 2009 in Henan Province and given the name Fu Long Jie by the caregivers at Jiaozuo City Welfare Institute, our son was transferred to Beijing at age 3 weeks, where he remains in a group foster home called Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (Langfang Village in China) and run by the American-based organization the Philip Hayden Foundation. This means he is receiving extra attention and his caregivers have been trained to work with kids, like Tate, who were born with a special need.

Tate’s special need is a cleft lip and cleft palate.

We think he’s just beautiful, and we can’t wait to meet the little guy in person.

We'll still be posting about our day to day life here (stay tuned for photos of Marcie's preschool graduation!), but because blogger is blocked in China, we've started a separate block to document our journey to China for Tate:


nobaddays said...

Congratulations, you guys! He is truly gorgeous!

Lorie said...

Delurking to congratulate you!! What a handsome little man you have!!

elizabeth said...

Karen and Jason- Congradulations!
we have been home with Jiao Jiao almost one year also from Henan and also CL/CP (repaired in China) I look forward to following your journey. By the way Marcie sounds a lot like Catherine, Spicy girls in an understatement.
Elizabeth and Lauren:)

Kyle and Jane Schurter said...

How fantastic for you guys! That is a very quick schedule (thanks to the switch to Waiting Child Program). Our daughters are from the same welfare institute. Amazingly, our son's will share a similar link. We travel to China THIS Monday to Beijing and then to Zhengzhou to meet Fu Pu Qing, cared for in Henan, Jiaozuo. Congratulations.