The telephone rang yesterday at about 12:30pm, and we have now moved from a waiting phase of our adoption journey to… a waiting phase. The difference is that we now know for whom we have been waiting: her name is Cen Li Zhong, born January 6, 2007 in the Jiangxi province of China.Those of you who might be liturgical types will notice that her birthday falls on Epiphany; just one more little miracle in this whole process.
The most recent medical information our adoption agency has is from late October 2007, and by all accounts, she is a happy, healthy, active little girl. I tried to scribble everything down as Kim from the agency told us everything they new, but my notes are pretty much illegible — there must have been something wrong with my hands. The agency has overnighted a package to us with all of the information they have on Li, so I will write more once we know it.
Cen, her surname, doesn’t carry any special meaning, according to Kim. “Li” in Chinese means beautiful. It fits.