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Monday, August 16, 2010

Meet...Mary Dang Yundan

We realized we haven't properly introduced our newest daughter-to-be Mary Dang Yundan! 
The first pictures we have of Mary
12 months old - December 2009
Mary is currently 20 months old, and will turn 2 in early December (she shares the same birthday as her new Mama!). She is currently living in Datong City Social Welfare Insitute, in Shanxi province.
Shanxi Province, China
Datong City, SWI
We were matched off of the July Waiting Child shared list. Mary has a bilateral cleft lip, which also affects her gum line but her palate is not affected. Once we return to Canada and get settled in, her lip will be repaired as well as her gum line.
20 months old - August 15, 2010
Our agency told us to expect to travel 4-6 months after receiving her referral, as different paperwork is completed between the Chinese and BC provincial government.

This would mean that we could possibly travel in late November, December or January. Once we receive our Letter Seeking Confirmation (LSC), we will have a more accurate picture of when we will travel. We can hardly wait!   


  1. Congratulations on your new daughter! Your Sylvie is getting so big...and very lovely! Our Maimie is also from Sylvie's SWI in BeiLiu City and we are also bringing home a little sister soon.

  2. She is a very pretty little girl and your girls are going to love each other! What a blessing for Sylvie to have a little sister. Hopefully, we will travel together once again and soon!

  3. Congrats on your lovely new daughter.
    Your Mary comes from the same SWI as my Chloe.
    Our adoption day was 6 years ago today!
    Hope that you travel soon.
    ps...Could I send you some pics to forward to the nannies?

  4. I adopted my Mari-Grace YunMian from the Datong City SWI on 6-22-10. She is a bilateral cleft lip and palate baby. It has been a wonderful experience. If I can be of any help to you along the way, please don't hesitate to contact me.
    My blog is and I am on the DatongKids yahoo group.
    Best wishes to you !!!
    Kammy K.

  5. Don't you love all the support that rises up to meet you within the Adoption Community (just reading the previous comments) well.....I have so support to offer, but pure excitement and joy for your precious daughter!!! Like I said before, A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

  6. We adopted our son in September of 2009 and just before we travelled I was following your blog. Congrats on your second beautiful little girl. We are just behind you once again as we just submitted our home study for the waiting child program this week. It's wonderful to see your short timeline. Keeping my fingers crossed that you get your LSC soon!!

    Mom to Alex

  7. Wow, congratulations, she's beautiful. How lucky your family is to bring another little one into your home. Here's hoping for a quick LSC and travel shortly thereafter.
    Many blessings,

    mum to Grace from Jiangxi and her big bio brothers.

  8. How precious is she. I can tell you're so excited to hold this new little bundle.


  9. Congratulations, our son is also from Datong!Beautiful baby.

  10. Sylvie is going to be such and amazing big sister!! Mary is lovely. I look forward to meeting her and if you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I've been through it and know first hand what it's like growing up with a bilateral cleft.

    Erinne!! ;)

  11. We are adopting a baby from Datong SWI as well! We just accepted the referral today. Would love to be in touch with you more and hear more about your travels to get your baby girl. My name is Shanee and my email is