2006-06 - We traveled in June of 2004 to receive our
beautiful Xiushui girl. Our group with GWCA had 47 families but only 5 of us
got Xiushui girls (1 set of twins!). Our daughter was 16 lbs. at 10 1/2 months,
in GREAT health, & adjusted pretty quickly. She was in Foster Care the whole
time and did not crawl or feed herself when we got
her, but caught up VERY quickly. She started learning her alphabet at 18 months
and said to my Mom on her 2nd birthday "hey Grandma,
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11". She was pretty much potty trained when we got her &
by the time she was 18 or 19 months she was totally in underwear (except at
night) Mr. Rong was very nice & so loving towards all the girls. It was a
wonderful experience!! (MP)
- My husband and I traveled to Nanchang with six other couples whose children
all were from the XiuShui Orphanage. We received our referrals,
I believe, in February 2002. We were
scheduled to leave in May, however the SARS outbreak
happened and the WHO (world health organization) banned travel. So we didn't
get to leave until the middle of July. We met our daughter in Nanchang where
the adoption was finalized. She was
10 months old at this time, and weighed 17 pounds. All the other babies were in
very good health also. (AWL)
Four families from England received their referral for a child from this orphanage
in June 2002. They were told that they were the first international
adoptions for this orphanage. They were told that this is a new orphanage,
only about a year old. The map shows Xiushui to be in the northwest corner of Jiangxi province. All four babies
in this group were in foster care and they seemed to have been very well cared for.
They were healthy, lively and happy babies. One mom reported that her Xiushui
daughter was much healthier and more developed when adopted at the age of 9 months
than her big sister was when adopted at the age of one years old. (JR, a.
Then in July 2002 I heard from two families from Ireland with
referrals from XiuShui. They will possibly be traveling at the end of
August so hopefully they will have some more information to share with us.
And a family in the US received their referral in August 2002.
If you or anyone you
know has adopted from this orphanage I'd love to hear from you.
There is now an email list for families who have or are
waiting to adopt from XiuShui. You can subscribe by sending a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org or accessing the site at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xiushui/ and clicking
on the "Join This Group" button.
|Rong Min Shong
||Rong Xiu Ye
are some pictures of the orphanage and surrounding area.
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