Several months after having a daughter we’re making an effort to become involved in a supportive community with fellow parents of Chinese children. Shoot first, ask questions later is my default MO. In hindsight I can see we should have gotten involved in this network before we had Penelope. Thankfully it’s not too late and […]
The autumnal season is upon us. It’s been a busy week as I prepare for the holidays personally and professionally. Tomorrow we have our second post-placement visit from our social worker. It’s the first visit I haven’t been concerned about. In retrospect I didn’t need to be concerned about any of them.
On October 31st, 2011 in Beijing, China Zhao Ya Qin was admitted to the Beijing Pediatric Hospital for her third and final surgery. We did not know this until early 2012. That same day my phone rang. A long distance call from a number I didn’t recognize appeared on the screen. I answered and heard the […]