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Celebrating Gotcha Day!

Today the entire family is reminiscing and talking about the day that changed the Davenport world forever – Gotcha Day!!! It was on this very day back in 2010 that we were finally able to finally reach out and hold are Chinese daughter. The process was challenging but the reward was nothing short of a...
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They are going to hurt me

Sunday nights are usually mellow around the Davenport home/asylum. Make it a summer Sunday evening and the kids/inmates are in relaxed and often silly moods. Recently we have taken to attending the Sunday evening service at Watermarke because it better fits our night-owl regiment and puts us in prime seating for our choice of restaurant...
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Three Years Ago Today

It was bumpy ride from the hotel to the Civil Affairs Office of Nanjing filled with lighthearted banter and nervous laughter. The sweet family from Indiana joining us where in the back seat with their first adopted Chinese daughter and we were in the front row. The winding road from paperwork to reality seemed so much...
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Going From Extraordinary to Ordinary

At first glance, saying something has gone from extraordinary to ordinary might sound negative but I challenge you to rewire your thinking and here is why… A family we traveled to China with, Brandi and Brian from South Carolina, returned to China over the holidays to adopt their second daughter. As I looked at those...
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Surgery Day :(

Well, we successfully kept Meili up till about midnight last night in an effort to close the gap between when she wakes up and when she is due at the hospital. We found out yesterday that she has a 3:15pm scheduled surgery start time and as you probably know, no food after midnight the day...
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Upcoming surgery & helpful advice

We really don’t talk about it. Those difficult days back in September of 2010 when we had to turn over our newly adopted baby to a well-intentioned but unknown staffer of Children’s Healthcare. The desperate look back and outstretched arms. The tears and confusion. The pain that followed. We don’t talk about it because it...
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