Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Let me introduce......

Jiang Jia Lan was born on February 13, 2009 from the Dianjiang County Social Welfare Institute in Chongqing Province.

Isn't she beautiful!!

Has been in the orphanage since February 14, 2009.
Two teeth
Moderate sleeper
Holds head up
Rolls over
Grasps toys
Ready smiles
Closest to her caretaker

AND!!!! We travel in 5-6 weeks.


  1. Saw your post on RQ - your sweet daughter is so beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS!! Finally, right?? :)

  2. Oh, she is so beautiful. Wow, it finally happened. And now you only have 5 more weeks till you can hold her. HOORAY HOORAY!!!!

  3. OMG she is a cutie!!! Congratulations!! Enjoy and here's to speedy travel!!

  4. What a sweetie....congratulations mom and dad! Enjoy this day!! Can't wait to follow your journey to bring her home! Praying for speed TA!!

  5. What a cutie!!! Congratulations!!

    Keep smilin!

  6. Just look at those big, beautiful eyes! Valentine's Day will never be the same for you guys! :) Congratulations...and I'm betting you'll be in China closer to the 5 week mark. :)

  7. Congratulations:) Your daughter is so beautiful! The journey only gets better from here! I saw your blog on RQ and had to see all of the new babies (my favorite time of the month...brings back such wonderful memories!)

  8. I am so incredibly happy for you... finally...

  9. She is beautiful Kelly!!!! Congratulations!!! woohoo!!!

  10. Congratulations Kelly and Jay!!!!!! Yes she is beautiful! Many happy tears today!!

  11. A huge congratulations from another Mizzou fan (and grad). She is absolutely adorable!!!

  12. What a sweet heart!!!!!!! She is so precious. We can't tell you how happy we are for both of you. She was well worth the long wait. We can't wait to give her hugs and kisses. I am thinking a road trip is in the near future. You are going to be great parents. Love you guys and we are thinking of you every day.
    Love always, The Samuelsons

  13. she is darling! Congratulations!!!!

  14. Congrats on your daughter. We have a Dianjiang girl as well. We travelled in October of 07 to Chongqing. Would be glad to share info. Be sure and visit the Dianjiang website to see more information and possibly see more picts of your baby. Other parents post picts of all the babies there when they travel. We found lots of our baby when she was much younger. Email me and ill send you the address and password. Our blog has pictures of our trip to Chongqing.

    Vanous, Jennifer, and Emma Rose Brown

  15. Jay & Kelly,
    She is simply precious and gorgeous!!
    Congrats on your new baby girl!
    Enjoy the journey, it is an awesome one!

  16. Congratulations, she is a cutie pie and has amazing eyes. Now hang on tight for the real rollercoaster ahead. Found you via RQ.

  17. Hi! First of all...a huge congratulations to you both! You must be absolutely thrilled! She's gorgeous! And I'm so excited that you get to travel so soon! Amazing!

    Second of all, three weeks ago, my husband and I received the referral of a beautiful baby girl (in the SN program) who is also from the DJ SWI!!! We have no idea when we'll travel...we're hoping soon!

    We've heard really great things about the DJ SWI...that they really take care of the children and have a small nanny to child ratio. Our agency feels very assured that our girl is there...and so do we!

    Again...Congrats!!!! I'm excited to follow along as you go to meet her.

  18. Oh what a little doll! Congratulations to you both. My daughter is also from Dianjiang and we traveled in March of 07, did a tour of the orpahage and had a chance to see the babies that were in their care at that time. Miah was in foster care for several months as well as living the orphanage. I would love to answer any questions that you may have and there are a few resources you may find online as well for this orphanage. Again a heart felt congratulations!


  19. CONGRATULATIONS!! I think we are probably travel buddies! We received our referral today and our little one is the same age as yours and shares the same orphanage! You can find us at goldfishforsimon.blogspot.com Can't wait to travel with you!!! Congratulations again!!!

  20. OMG, she is so sweet! Congratulations!

  21. Congratulations! She's adorable! and I like her name... ;o)

  22. She is beautiful! Congrats from another Dianjiang mom. Time will fly by now for you hopefully! Safe travels
    Mom to Katie (Jiang Ai Chun)
    Home 4/2007

  23. Hope you guys got updated pics today--ours were in a funny yellow flower! :) Who are you guys on RQ? I can't figure it out! We are definitely in the same travel group--1516.

  24. Congratulations on your Chongqing referral!! When you are ready to get her newspaper finding ad (with a photo months younger than her referral photos!), come visit us at www.research-china.org. (We also have a DVD and photos from her orphanage!)

    All the best for a speedy trip!!


  25. She is gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!!

  26. Oh my gosh! I thought I posted and didn't!!! Your little one is such a sweetie pie!! Are you floating on cloud 9 right now? :) SO HAPPY!

  27. Congratulations from another Dianjiang Mum. We travelled to Chongqing in October 2008 and we were thrilled with the care our daughter had received. It is a beautiful area and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me acgarneau@shaw.ca. We have been home for a year now and looking at your pictures takes me right back to the moment we saw our daughter for the first time.


  28. Our daughter, too, is from Chongqing. She was from Nanchuan City SWI. We adopted her in 2007. I will warn you now, that CQ girls are among the most beautiful ladies in all of China. This is according to all Chinese. They also come with very "spicy" personalities. So be ready!! Chongqing is a lovely city. You will truly love your time there. Please visit my website to see pictures of our trip. http://waiting4karsynn.blogspot.com


  29. Congratulations on your adorable baby girl!!