Welcome to our story...

God has richly blessed us with a big, fun family...
We have 10 children... 3 homegrown & 7 born in our hearts!

Blake... our oldest is 25 and has a heart for the Lord. He enjoys; church, family, mission trips, making music, playing guitar & drums at church, and writing.

Brianna Faith... is 21 and has a compassionate & tender heart. She's a wonderful big sister. She began talking to us about adoption when she was 11 yrs old. She is "Faith in motion"

Brent... is 17 - he's an awesome guy! He's in highschool. He has a special heart for family and God. He loves sports! Brent loves to laugh & is full of life!

Bethany Lidia... now 15, joined our family in August 2006 at 9 yrs old. She's from the beautiful country of Guatemala. She started school for the very first time (at 9 yrs old) and is now in 9th grade. Lidia's passion is sports & dancing!

Benjamin Ross... 15 yrs old. We first saw his picture in April 2007 & came home in May '08. Ben is deaf, but his special need is that he needed a family. Ben loves making home-runs & hanging out with family & friends. Ben is from Tianjin, China.

Briella Xiyao... our beautiful 15 yr old daughter from Fujian Province, China. She joined our family in July 2009. She's always wearing a big smile! She has a passion for the deaf & very proficient in sign language. She loves basketball!!

Bellamei Ying... our Inner Mongolian princess. Bellamei is 14 yrs old and held my hand for the first time on July 18, 2011. She has melted into our big family seamlessly and it is truly an honor to be her mommy.

Brinley Grace FuChuan... is 9 years old and joined our family in July 2007. She's from Jiangxi Province, China. She has the most gentle, sweet spirit... she's an angel!

Bayla Shea Chao-Yu... our youngest. She's 9 yrs old, 5 months younger than Brinley. Bayla's from Hunan, China & came home at 11.5 months. She's bright, funny (and spicy!) We can't get enough of her hugs & kisses.

and our caboose... Braxton Emanuel Jordan - 8 yrs old? (see post below) He's from Guangdong Province and is now officially our son!

This 1 min video shows how we've GROWN!

Meet Fu ChuanFeng! (click on picture to enlarge it)
Her orphanage-given name means Blessed Abundant River. We will name her Brinley Grace FuChuan (abundant blessing). She was born (estimated) on Nov 1, 2003, and found at 10 days old at the gate of the Fuzhou City Medicine Company. She was taken to the Fuzhou City Orphanage in Jiangxi Province, China. We are told that she is presently in foster care. Her last report was when she was 2 1/2 yrs old, and at that time she was 24 pounds and 86 cm tall. The report also said that she is extroverted, active, speaks sentences in Mandarin, expresses her thoughts & needs, potty trained, likes to mimic and dance, knows her body parts and asks people to take her outside. She is now 3 1/2, so that last report is a year old. The agency says we may get another update before we travel. Bayla's measurements at 2 1/2 were virtually the same in height, head size, chest size & foot size, except Bayla was 3 pounds heavier. Who does her personality sound like? .....Bayla!! I have a feeling these 2 girls will be close sisters & friends growing up. They will enter school together and share the same room.