Tuesday, February 3, 2009

No More "Fu" For You!

Fu Qiu Han is no longer a Fu. Mike and I officially adopted her today and she is our child in the eyes of the Chinese government. She will remain a Chinese citizen and travel as Fu Qiu Han until we land in the US. Once we pass through immigration, she will become Piper QiuHan Lanier a United States citizen. We did not keep her last name "Fu" as is it a last name all children in the orphanage is given and the meaning has mixed interpretations. Her orphanage brothers and sisters will always be her siblings in our hearts.


Rusti and Kevin "Snuffy" said...

I have been following your blog and just realized Piper was a Fu baby. My daughter is a Fulinger also. We have a very invi=olved group. You will love it!!! Congratulations on a beautiful lil' girl!!!


larken said...

It looks like she is taking to you guys so well! She is so cute!!!

Heather Thompson said...

YAY! Isn't it a fabulous moment?! I'm so happy for you and your family!!!
Heather (FL)

Shanna said...

YOU ARE SO BLESSED!! What a darling gift you have been given!
I know there are some super tough times, but the bright smile that she has shown for the camera is awesome! Her eyes say it all!
Your Minnie is a real trouper! BIG kudos to him :)

Lisa said...

I can't believe the day has finally arrived! Mazel Tov!

We are so happy to have Piper "officially" be part of Casa Lanier. We can't wait to meet her. This is definitely are reason for a road trip to your neck of the woods.

Heather said...

What a blessing and what a beautiful smile! She looks so comfortable with you all already. Kisses from the Bednars-

Sue said...

Congrats!!!! So glad it is official!! Sounds like you are doing great and that Harrison and his mei mei are enjoying their time together! Enjoy every precious moment!!!

artmom said...

I am so LOVIN reading your blog!! Piper has gottne SO BIG! She looks like she is settling in to your family well. I love your pictures and comments! I will be "thinking" of you during the rest of your trip!!
Dawn :)