Our little Dragon

All I can say is YAHOO!!!!

I can’t believe the time is come. We haven’t received our LOA packet. It is still being translated, so I thought I would fill you in on what we know so far.

She was born on March 18, 2012. That makes her just six months and two days. Not that I am counting. Since she is born in 2012, that’s the year of the dragon. So….she is now our little dragon!

She is currently at the Social Welfare Institute of Yifeng County, in the Jiangxi Province.


That is the pink province in the south, near the coast. Hubby did a little research and found it to be very agricultural. Producing the majority of rice, watermelons, and pumpkins for China.

The “institute” was reviewed to be clean and orderly. They have the children housed on one side of the campus and senior citizens on the other.


Her Chinese given name is Yi Lu. When we looked it up, it was defined as journey. I thought that was very relevant, for it was a long journey to reach her. We plan on keeping that as her middle name. However, for all you blog followers she will be known as “little dragon.”

Thank you for all the kind words through this unbelievable process!

All our love….The Little Green Thumb Family



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13 responses to “Our little Dragon

  1. So her middle name will be Yilu? Just like we did with Sydney when we combined her first and middle name. I love it.

  2. So excited for you. She is a precious baby girl! Can’t imagine the joy and emotion you must feel after such a long wait!

  3. She is so precious. Congratulations. Blessings

  4. Stefanie Wachter

    Congrats on you referral! Our little one (now almost 5) came from the same Welfare Institute. I insisted on visiting it to take pictures to show her when she was older, and it was indeed very clean and all the caretakers and the director seemed very nice. There were very few babies in the room and the environment was very quiet and low key. Our daughter had some trouble adjusting to the commotion of the hotel and being around lots of people for the first few days. Wishing you all the best for your adoption journey!

  5. Congratulations! Enjoy the continuing journey!

    Alyzabeth’s Mommy (for FOUR years!)

  6. Pam

    Congratulations on your referral. Your daughter is beautiful! Our daughter is also from Yifeng. We adopted her on December 12, 2011. All five of the girls in our travel group were from Yifeng and they were all in foster care. All five girls were/are happy, healthy and well adjusted.
    Pam (www.cleveroriole.blogspot.com)

  7. We have a little girl at the same SWI. She was born on 2.16.12. All the children are in foster homes. Maybe our girls are together. I would love to connect with you!!!!!! Congrats!!!

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