The more I learned about attachment, the more determined I was to adopt a child who had been in foster care rather than institutionalized. Then came Jian Rong. He's been in an orphanage since he was five days old. And he's my son.
For those familiar with international adoption lingo, here's what you want to know: We are LID 4-18-2006, LOI 6-13-2008, LOA 8-21-2008 and TA 9-18-2008. For those not familiar with the above, here's what you want to know: We filed our paperwork in April 2006 and were matched with Quinn in June 2008. We should learn about our travel dates anytime, but it looks like we'll be leaving in late October or early November.