Hi, we are Cindy, Steve, Hannah, and Leah.
We adopted Hannah from Jiangxi Province, China in 1999. Hannah was just thirteen months old. The photograph above was taken 3 days later in Lushan, China - a beautiful resort in the mountains North of Nanchang. This was the day that, after two days of tears for her foster mom, Hannah decided we were acceptable parents and we bonded together as a family.
We adopted Leah from Guangdong Province, China in 2002. Leah was fifteen months old. Unlike Hannah, Leah didn't cry much at all. She was very happy to receive so much attention.
Just two months later we traveled to Guangzhou where we adopted Leah into our family.
It's impossible to say in a few words, what a joy it is to have Hannah and Leah as our daughters. We marvel constantly at how perfectly matched they are to us. We are so grateful and thankful to the Center for China Adoptive Affairs (CCAA) in Beijing and to the civil affairs ministry officials in Jiangxi and Guangdong Provinces for allowing us to adopt these precious little girls.
After we brought Hannah home, we decided that it would be best for me to not return to my work as a Senior Technical Editor.
With encouragement from our agency, Great Wall China Adoptions, and several friends in the adoption community I decided to start this Courier Service to the Houston Chinese Consulate in January, 2001. Having hand-carried our paperwork through the Consulate for both of our dossiers, I had the pleasure of meeting their very fine staff and learning the procedures that they follow.
I am always happy to help other adoptive families and all of our clients in any way possible.
In October, 2001 we started service to the Houston Guatemalan Consulate. As a result, we are able to help anyone who needs documents authenticated at that consulate.
As Steve and I develop this website, we will post some more photographs of our daughters and I will also add information that we learned from our adoption journeys.
So . . . please check back often.
Everyone in our family loves the beach and coastal towns of Rockport and Fulton, just northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas are our favorite destination. Here, we go searching for dolphins aboard the Skimmer boat with Capt. Tommy Moore on Aransas Bay.
Another wonderful part of Texas is the Hill Country north and west of Austin. In 2010, we spent a great vacation week at a resort near Marble Falls.
Hannah loves dolphins. Here she participates in the Dolphin Encounter program at a Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.
Leah enjoys playing volleyball. Here she poses for her school’s team portrait.