The Londgren Family Adoption Main Page

 

Key Facts

  • Name: Gabriel Li Londgren
  • Province: Inner Mongolia (Boutou)
  • Birth date: February 4, 2007
  • Chinese Name: Wang Li Jun
  • Login Date: April 24, 2007
  • Referral Date: PA: August 18, 2009:, LOA September 8, 2009
  • Travel Dates:November 17 - December, 5, 2009
  • Name: Madeleine Mei Londgren
  • Province: Chongqing
  • Birth date: December 25, 2004
  • Chinese Name: Yu Mei Hui
  • Login Date: April 10, 2005
  • Referral Date: December 8, 2005
  • Travel Dates: 1/31/2006 - 2/16/2006
Adoption News

We have our Second Child and are very happy:
We were logged in for our second child April 24, 2007. It was a very long and winding road. We have had to renew our primary applications and have changed to the special needs program. We adopted a son who has a Chinese name of Wang Li Jun. We will Call him Gabriel Li Londgren.

"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumastance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break." - Chinese Proverb.

I would never have imagined how prophetic and true these word would become. Indeed, the path has been tangled at best. However, we know in our hearts that despite all the turns and false starts, that this little boy is the one destined for us. We now wait a little longer until he finally meet and be a family. We have already been "pregnant" for 28 months, a few more months and a little more patience will hopefully see us through.  

Why create a web site:
The web site is really here primarily to share our experience with our friends and family. It is a great way to communicate all of the many steps that occur in this process. It is also an excellent way to share our experience on a daily basis once we get to China. Don't worry we won't be blogging on a daily basis until we get to China. We do promise to post information once we have it.

We also want to provide both of our children a way to remember all of the details of the experience. This is such a critical part of their lives that we must preserve. The details that we record and chronicle in this web page will help in the not so distant future, when all of the inevitable questions will come. This includes the easy and fun questions as well as those very hard questions that are a part of any adoptive child's experience.

The web page is also for those in the greater adoption community. We do not pretend to have a corner on the market for this type of experience. Nor do we claim any sort of expertise in the area. We can only offer you our experience and hope that you take some sort of comfort in the fact that this story and many others are out there. Education is the key, particularily when considering a special needs child. I remember how nice it was to read the stories when we were waiting, particularly toward the end when it seemed like the blessed day would never come.

We invite you to share in our adoption journey, hopefully you will visit often!