Friday, April 4, 2008

I just really needed to see this handsome little man again!!
Isn't he just the most gorgeous little guy ever??

***UPDATE*** It has been 2 month since we first found out about Hanlin. Our file was sent to CCAA and arrived Easter Monday! Now we are waiting for 2 letters from China, that could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months!
We are preparing a care package to send to Hanlin at the first of the week. His birthday is at the end of the month, and I would love for him to have it time for that. Now I have to try to find toys that will fit in a small shoe box. I don't have a small shoe box, does that mean I get to buy myself a new pair of shoes???*********** LOL

To see the original referral announcement, go to the side bar link. First posted on February 27th 2008.
It would be an understatement if we said we are excited..
This was meant to be, in so many ways..

So let me tell you a bit about our handsome boy!!
His name is Zhang, Han Lin
we'll call him Hanlin Maxwell D***.
DOB April 30th 2004
From: Tianjin, (2.5 hours outside of Beijing by train)

He is cuddly and compliant, he is happy with other children and often shows his care and consideration. He is especially good at mimicking and memory.
His weakness is he timid and not sociable. (that will change with 3 girls around him!!)
His special need is a nevus spilus (birth mark) on his forehead. The color faded as he grew. Now it only gets darker when he is impatient or upset. (Frank said he is like a mood ring) Afterwards it will go to light pink which is unnoticeable.
He likes to watch TV!! and likes singing and dancing!! (just like Lily, they'll be fighting for the remote).
He is 4 cm taller than Lily, but 2 lbs lighter and is 6 months older than her.
They'll be in the same grade in school.

We are lucky to be able to bring all 3 girls to China with us to meet their brother. We think it will help with the transition from foster family to forever family to have other children around.

So many coincidences: We were provincially approved December 12th 07, on Abigail's B-day
He was born on April 30th 2004 (my brother in laws b-day).
He is standing in front of a Hibiscus plant, one of mom's favorite!
His favorite foods are the same as the girls!

I know my mom had a hand in this!! She guided us to him and him to us.
We knew a long time ago that we would be returning to China...
it is where our hearts are and it is where our son is, waiting for us.


Ruth said...

Hi, we have a very similar timeline for our almost 3 year old boy. (LID 3-19-08) Just wondering where you got your info regarding the Olympics. Could you email me

Chris, Tammy & the gang! said...

Hi Krista!
Always love seeing pictures of Hanlin...he is handsome but I don't know if I can say the "most" handsome little boy...ha ha (since I have 3!!)

I cannot wait to hear you have your LSC in hand!!! Let's hope it's a few weeks and NOT a few months!

Talk soon,

PS...can you please let me know how you make those scrapbook page picture things? thanks.

Ava Baby said...

Hanlin is absolutely adorable!! Congratulations and wishing you speedy travel.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Your son is just darling. congratulations and God's Speed.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

What a gorgeous little boy... my friend just got back around Christmas from bringing their son home from China... he too was in an orphanage in Tianjin... he is the happiest little boy... congratulations...