Stromberg's Adoption Dream

The journey to our little girl in China

Landed in Beijing

We landed! After what ended up being almost a 15 hour plane ride, with very little sleep, we are here. The sun was setting as we landed and by time we got though customs with all of our bags (hurray!) it was dark. The CCAI representatives for Beijing are two wonderful ladies, one a professional tour guide and the other taking care of all CCAI arrangements.

We have met all but one family, and they are all lovely. Two couples from TN, one from Kansas, one from South Carolina and one still coming from FL. We are anxious to get to know them better.

Once we settled into our hotel, we went to a noodle restaurant and enjoyed a little dinner. We enjoyed some yummy dumplings, and watched the chef make noodles. Fascinating! Boys, it was just like the noodle shop in Kung Fu Panda. 🙂 And it’s true, that authentic Chinese food is nothing like American Chinese food. Different, but very good. Tomorrow, we will venture beyond dumplings, maybe we’ll go to the night market and try scorpion on a stick…maybe.

We’re off to bed. Trying to catch-up for our lost day in the sky.
So happy to be here. One day closer to meeting Lydia!
God is so good!


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5 thoughts on “Landed in Beijing

  1. Jean and Bill Bristow on said:


  2. We are praying for your every step and especially Miss Lydia. Blessings and Love! cathy hill

  3. Woohoo woohoo woohoo! I hope you tricked your bodies into sleeping overnight and are looking forward to a great day experiencing Beijing! And yes, tick tick tick, every minute is one closer to your girl! Love you guys!

  4. Dan Szynal on said:

    Congratulations on your trip. You may not remember me, but my wife, Jamie, and I, were members of the Covenant Church until 2003 (we still live in Westmont). We have two daughters that we adopted from China in 2005 and 2010, and used Sunnyridge Family Center as our adoption agency. It is a wonderful journey that you are on. One that you will carry with you for your entire life.
    I don’t know whether or not you are familiar with the community of China adoption families in the DuPage county area. There are distinct needs, concerns, and issues that come up through the adoption and post-adoption process, and we have found the China adoption community to be a great asset for you and for your daughter as there are others with whom she can relate in her story.
    So, even though we may be practically strangers, please feel free to take this as an invite, if you would like, to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or are looking for fellowship with other families who have experienced this unique journey with all of its blessings and challenges.
    Best regards,
    Dan Szynal

    (PS, we found out about your trip from the Covenant Church Facebook page.)

  5. Vernadene Tolman on said:

    One GIANT step forward! I’m so excited for both of you.

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