Friday, March 19, 2010

And baby makes four!

On March 12, we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary by submitting a letter to intent to adopt this sweet little boy. And now that we have received our pre-approval from China, we would like to introduce him to you. His name is Guo Xin Hua and he is currently living in the Kaifeng SWI in the province of Henen. His name means new, magnificent and spendid. He was born in November 2008, so he is 16 months old now (I think these pictures were taken at about 9 months.

We are just waiting for our immigration approval in order to submit out dossier. We hope to travel about 6 months after that. I can't wait to see that smile in person!

20 comments:

Katie said...

A big congratulations on your beautiful boy! I love that smile! Do you have a name for him yet?

Special K said...

We are thinking of Noah for a name.

Donna said...

Congrats!!! And, I think Micah and Noah go perfectly together :) He's such a cutie, love the big smile. So you think you'll travel around September? Wish we were as far as along as you and could travel together!

Shanna said...

Precious precious precious!!! Oh my stars, I could pinch him, he is so stinkin cute!!! Big hugs to you, Bruce, and Micah! Can't wait to meet the newest Ladman!

Jen & Bill said...

huge congrats!!

Kevin, Jake and Violet said...

What a precious smile. What does Micah think? Hope everything goes speedy for you guys!
Kevin, Violet and Jake

The Straight's said...

Adorable!! Congratulations!

Lindy said...

Congratulations! I don't remember how I stumbled across your blog, but I love reading about Micah. How wonderful that he will have a little brother. Noah is one of my favorite names. What a wonderful commitment for your fifth anniversary.

Laura and Erik said...

Congratulations! We were excited to read your news tonight. Hope to see you soon and that the process to bringing Micah's brother home goes by faster than you think.

Angela said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

La Dolce Vita said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!!!!!!

Margaret M said...

Woo Hoo!!! Another wee boy is heading home! So happy for you!

Lisa~~ said...

Congratulations!!

Cristy said...

Oh I am thrilled for you all!! COngratulations on your handsome baby boy!

Mary said...

Congratulations...and Happy Anniversary! :o)
He is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

The Evans Family said...

Congratulations! I LOVE The name Noah!

The Hindsman's said...

Congrats!!! What a special little man! Micah is going to be a great Big Brother!

redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations!!!! Woo hoo! Coming to town any time soon?

FHL said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Hope hope hoping that immigration approval comes in ASAP!!!

(Our little men are a month apart!)

Tara Anderson said...

Hello! First off, let me say that your son is a C-U-T-I-E! Actually, both of them are! :) I saw a post on RQ that had your blog address and saw that you are adopting from Kaifeng, so I had to stop by! Our son is also in the Kaifeng SWI. His DOB is just a few months after your son's! And we're also with the same agency...hoping to travel around the end of the year! My blog is private, but I would be happy to invite you to read it if you are interested!

I look forward to getting to know you better!
Tara