Friday, November 18, 2011

Sophie Claire (JiaYi)

This is JiaYi. We finally got approval to adopt her and hope
to travel to China in February and bring her home.
She was born June 17, 2004 with spina bifida.
Complications of surgery left her paraplegic, but 
she has since regained some function in her right leg.
We are excited to have her in our family soon.
We plan on naming her Sophie Claire JiaYi.
She knows we are coming.
Keep in touch.

Some photos from her younger years...

She is in north central China, Yinchuan, Ningxia

There is so much to thank God for.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


  1. And happy Thanksgiving to Sophie JiaYi and all of you! Wonderful news!

  2. So happy to finally see this post!!! She is adorable!!!!! What a lucky family and little girl!!!

  3. I am delighted to finally be able to post it. Although it just occurred to me that a previous post gave a few hints:

  4. Praise God!!!! I just had a family ask about sweet Sophie the other day! When I told them that she had a family, they were overjoyed and so thankful!!! I just cannot wait to see sweet Sophie come home!!!

  5. You know what my first thought was when I saw Sophie Jia Yi? She looks like Thompson! Congratulations on a most beautiful girl. We are thrilled for you and will be praying for you as you travel soon to go get her.

  6. I'm so thankful for the gift of a family for Sophie! She has a beautiful way about her from deep in her heart besides her obviously beautiful face. Congratulations!