Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How Zach got his name...

Some of you may be wondering how we picked the name Zach.

Back in December, when Ross and I were praying hard thru our decision to switch up our adoption plans-

 up until this time- the plan was to adopt another infant girl- and as the wait was getting longer and longer and we were all getting older and older- we were starting to have 2nd thoughts.  Add to that- our friends had just returned from China with the almost 3 year old son- and we realized, "hmmmm- we should think about this!"

(I should also mention that this coincided with Ross' 9 day trip to Tucson!)

during one of Ross' meetings, he texted me this:

What does XiXi think about having a DiDi? (little brother)

 When I asked her, she thought for a minute- and then looked up at me and said, "Can we call him Zach?"

when I look up the origin of Zach- I discovered that it is a derivative of the name Zachariah- which means "THE LORD REMEMBERS!"

yup- that was his name!  God had remembered our family and our prayers for another child and God had remembered our precious son- a half a world away.

God indeed has remembered us!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

where is Guizhou Province?

  • Zach lives in Guiyang, Guizhou Province which is located in Southwest China.
  • Guiyang is the Pronvincial Capital of Guizhou.
  • It is bordered by Yunnan Province to the West, Sichuan Province to the Northwest, Hunan Province to the East, and Guangxi Province to the South.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Guizhou Province, you can look here: Guizhou Information Page

Meet Zach!

after months of staring at a picture, paper chasing, and WAITING- we finally received our Letter Seeking Confirmation (LSC) from the China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) on September 8!


so now- we are the parents of Cao Fu Hai- soon to be Zachary Fu Hai Blauwkamp!

here's the 411 on Zach:

  • born June 3, 2007
  • currently resides in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
  • living in foster care
  • has the cutest cheeks ever (ok- so we're a bit biased on the cheeks!)
  • is a cleft kid (bilateral lip and palate
we are currently waiting on travel approval so we can get on an airplane and go to CHINA and bring Zach HOME!

we are so glad you've decided to join us on our journey to get a DiDi (little brother) for XiXi!