One Month

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Renee Le Shi and Ragan Ling Xiang have now been home in the U.S. for thirty days. What a wonderful adventure it has been for us to finally have our girls home from China.

But what do they think?

We had our first post-adoption report last week. Part of that report was a 6-question essay for each of the girls to answer. We thought we would let them speak for themselves. The questions were asked by and answered to a friend who is Chinese.

Question 1 – What has been your experience so far in your adoptive family?

  • Renee Le Shi – I have been really happy. But I have been arguing with Ling. I got my ears pierced.
  • Ragan Ling Xiang – I have been arguing with my parents. I got my ears pierced. I am really naughty.

Question 2 – How have you grown as part of your family?

  • Renee Le Shi – My parents have been really nice to me. I think they are my parents now.
  • Ragan Ling Xiang – I don’t think we are family.

Question 3 – Where do you attend school?  [both answered “home school”]

Question 4 – How are you doing in school?

  • Renee Le Shi – I’ve been working hard on English. I’ve improved.
  • Ragan Ling Xiang – I have improved in English.

Question 5 – How are you getting along with your teachers and classmates? [this question was not answered for obvious reasons]

Question 6 – What other information would you like to share?

  • Renee Le Shi – I’m really good at home. We’ve eaten a lot of noodles.
  • Ragan Ling Xiang – We eat a lot of noodles. But Mom has cooked some different food. But we don’t really like it.

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One thought on “One Month

  1. We adopted our daughter from Colombia three years ago when she was 7. She has expressed a desire to return to Colombia ever since. At first she refused to learn English because it was (in her words ) “yucky.” Fortunately, she has bonded well with our family and although she still desires to return to Colombia, she wants our whole family to move there (instead of her just returning). I would not be surprised if she returned to Colombia when she is an adult.

    I am praying for you and your girls. As you have expressed, adoption is not just about gaining a family, it is also about losing things that are familiar. Praying that your girls will truly begin to feel like they belong in your family and that the feelings of loss will lessen.

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