Friday, November 03, 2006

Our Adoption Journey

We are the Brame Family from Southern California. Our adoption journey began in April 2005, when we decided that we wanted to expand our family. We started our paperwork in April 2005 with Chinese Children Adoption International and our paperwork was logged in with China on August 30, 2005. What started out as a 6-8 month wait has become a 15 month wait. We are next in line for our referral of a girl OR boy. We have chosen the name Shayna Lee if we are referred a girl and Brody Gene if we are referred a boy. My name is Loraine and I have a 28 year old son from a previous marriage, Brian. My husband is Gene and together we have twin girls, now age 14, Jacqueline and Dylana. So this will be our "third time around" raising children.


At 7:52 PM, Blogger Darren and Julie said...

Congratulations Brame family!! I'm so glad I found this blogspot!! Can't wait to see her face!!

The Corbett family

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Leda said...

Congrats! I wonder if it will be a boy or girl! We are in S Ca also...Chula Vista.

At 8:00 AM, Blogger Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your referral. If you are interested in getting your child's finding ad (which has a photo of her usually earlier than the referral photo), please let us know. We sometimes have actual copies of the newspaper with the ad in it also!

Good luck, and safe travels!

Brian Stuy

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Lisa~~ said...

Congrats Loraine, I can't wait to see the referral info and picture!!

At 2:47 PM, Blogger KHS said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the baby and learn more. . . we are a So Cal family (Suburb of San Diego) that adopted through CCAI, too-- we brought home our daughter Marcie from China Sept.1st. . .
Karen in San Diego


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