Here she is.
Our beautiful Poppy.
Who, amazingly, we saw for the very first time six months ago. Today.
How cool is God?
The wonderful mama who visited Poppy’s SWI not only sent us these pictures, but also shared some insights on our girl and the SWI where she lives.
Thank you hardly seems to cut it at a time like this.
But it’s all I got. Thank you so much.
She said that Poppy is very healthy.
And that the nannies describe Poppy as “serious”.
Sweet little thing.
Poppy was wary of this mama and her family, and preferred not to be picked up.
And although she isn’t smiling in these pictures, I’m so happy to see she isn’t crying.
The nannies spend a lot of time playing with the children outside.
And retired grandmas come to the SWI to play with the children daily.
Oh my goodness. So sweet.
Poppy seems to be on the bigger side, especially since most girls from Southern China are very tiny.
There is another little girl – also waiting for her family – who is older than Poppy… but quite a bit smaller.
And she said that Poppy is “so incredibly cute.”
I could not agree more.
Can not wait to hold this sweet, serious beauty in my arms.
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Football and Fried Rice says
Even that little faux hawk 🙂
Grandmas come hold the babies?!?!?! Talk about being God's hands and feet!
What a beauty Poppy is and I know you cant wait to get your hands on that cuteness!!
What a gift to have! LeighAnna has always been "average" size which might be on the bigger side for Chinese. I'm curious to hear how the SWI has changed with the new director.
What a beauty!
Nicole A. says
Oh Stefanie, she is gorgeous! And she looks well cared-for and content enough for now, too. How thrilled you must be to see those pictures! What a wonderful gift!
I hope you are getting closer to bringing her home!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
3 Peanuts says
Oh she is so beautiful Stef!!!!! I know she will be smiling ear to ear once she is home with her family!!!
Mama F says
she is gorgeous! congratulations!
Rita and John says
What a beauty! You must be so excited to bring her home to her family!
Oh my word is right! Holy cow….what a beauty. A sweet, serious, beauty! What an amazing gift of those new pictures to hold you over until you go get her! Today is also 6 months since our "Gotcha" Day with our daughter! 🙂 What a great day! Thanks for sharing!
She truly is gorgeous!! Love those big, beautiful brown eyes!! I bet you can't stop looking at her!
So beautiful, and so serious…thanks for sharing!
Michelle P. says
She is absolutely lovely! What a precious gift it must be for you and your family to have new photos of your sweet girl! Rejoicing with you!
WOW! She is captivating. I can hardly wait to see her smile blossom as she plants roots in the garden of your family where His love makes all things grow!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Make me CRY! She is SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!
So Cute! Cant wait to see her in your arms.
Daogreer Earth Works says
Poppy is so cute! You're lucky to have her, and vice versa.
Oh those eyes. So very serious!
Wow. She's adorable. I would love to know about the tiny beauty standing next to her!!
I can't wait to see this serious girl get Silly with her Mama…and the whole crew!
She is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can not wait to see her in your arms smiling!! What a wonderful gift these pictures are.
the meaklims says
Those eyes, just swallowed me up. I'm smitten and I know you and your family are too!
My Guangdong girl was also serious in those few care package photos we got before travel. I think she was just trying to figure out what that thing they are holding is – as in the camera! She'll get used to that real soon though! 😉 I cannot wait to see how she smiles.
She's a beautiful sweet gorgeous darling, no doubt about it.
So sweet, and I love the name Poppy!
PS..the other little girl in the pictures is adorable too:)
The Raudenbush Family says
She is incredibly cute– no doubt about it. And, I'm totally loving her hair do. We have the opposite hair issues with our little Shaanxi girl –all business in the front and party in the back. I can't seem to break her of the mullet.
I've been anxiously reading about your journey over these last few weeks — keep posting as you are able.
Beautiful…big eyes…but I have a feeling she is going to break out of her shell a bit when she meets her fun loving siblings 🙂
She is darling…but I don't think she looks big at all…I was thinking…what a peanut!!
Treasure! Eagerly waiting to hear if she has a sister named Esther who will be coming home with her?!!!? 🙂
Oh, she is so beautiful!! What a precious gift you have been given. 🙂
Poppy is adorable! Linking up for the first time.:)
Ohhh so sweet!!! Can't wait to see her in her mommy and daddy's arms!!!
my3 kids says
What a beauty Poppy is. I bet you can't wait to kiss and hold her..what a darling little girl. Hope you get to travel soon!
How adorable she is! 🙂
She is so gorgeous. Can't wait to see her a subject of one of your photo shoots.
Dina @ 4 Lettre Words says
What a doll! Love those red shoes.
Couldn't you just get lost in those eyes of hers forever? She is beautiful. New pictures in the inbox are the BEST! Congratulations.
she is sooooooo precious!!!! preciously serious!
What a wonderful gift! Poppy is such a beautiful little girl. Can't wait to see her smiling and being goofy with the rest of your kiddos!
What a treat!!! She's precious. We just returned yesterday from China with our little Livi. She is awesomely sweet. Looking forward to you going next…..praying for your situation in the meantime.
oh. my. goodness. She couldn't be more precious! And I agree with all previous comments…those eyes are just beautiful! Sweetness. Serious sweetness.
She is sooooo your daughter and soooo fits in your family. She's beautiful!!! trina
Jan Halvard says
Que bonita hija!
noruego en La Paz, Bolivia
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!
She's absolutely gorgeous. A little China doll. 🙂
I would've been boohoo-ing all over those pictures. That mama was so wonderful to do this for you. What a blessing. I'm so excited for yall and what God has in store.
Speaking of… totally leavin' us hanging on this gawsh story! 😉
She really is gorgeous! those eyes of hers are h.u.m.u.n.g.o.u.s.
Oh.my.word. She is SO incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Truly, just a GORGEOUS little girl. So happy for you guys and Poppy. Soon, little Miss Poppy will be all smiles in her awesome family!!
Such a beautiful little girl!!
What an absolute little hunny she is!!! She could just stop traffic with those eyes!!
Darling! She looks like such a sweetie!
She is a beauty! We have 2 Guangdong treasures, and you are right …they are tiny treasures, but they have HUGE loving hearts! I know you cannot wait to hold Poppy in your arms! Praying that God's timing is met and that you hold her soon!
Stefanie – WOW! What a perfect surprise, huh? Your Poppy is just beautiful, and I can totally picture your face when you saw those pictures come through yesterday…we got 2 new ones unexpectedly yesterday and my words were very similar to yours!!! I can't wait to see your precious Poppy join your family and see what her serious face will turn too 🙂
Oh my goodness!!!! She is a sweetie-pie! I love that you got these at the six month mark! God never ceases to amaze me in the way He WOWS us!
I love all of these Stef. But, especially the one with the sweet little friend (who looks just like Poppy) standing behind her….
So happy for you!
The Gang's Momma! says
Off the charts beauty, just will fit in sooo well with all your other beautiful babies! Blessings on you as you wait for her and pray over her sweet little self.
What a dolly! No doubt, you and your crazy crew will have that girly giggling with delight in no time!
So happy for you!
Oh!My! I have just melted…..
What a sweetheart!
What a gift to have new photos!
Oh Stefanie!!! She is just precious!!! What a blessing it is to get new pics! I don't know what happened to my thumbnail?? My post has nothing to do with a frog! LOL!! Stefanie, how did you get that cool black border around your pics??? Love it!
Our Typical Life says
She is absolutely gorgeous!
I am praying about somwthing you said in this post!!! You have a amazing beautiful family!!!
Wow, Stephanie, that is so cool! She is absolutely beautiful. What a sweet, gorgeous face. Thanks for sharing your story with us. I'll be praying that Poppy and Esther will be swiftly united with your family.
Our family is getting close to sending our dossier off to China in pursuit of a little boy. Reading your story is an encouragement to me–thank you for writing and for fighting for these children.
Amy Murphy says
LOVE the new pics! Can't wait until you have her home.
wow those eyes are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cannot wait for you to meet and hold her!!!!!
what a beauty she is! Absolutely adorable pictures!
What a beauty! Praying her home!
What a sweetheart!!
Aw, she is adorable. What a treat to get those photos and comments.
a Tonggu Momma says
Love the hawk, Stefanie. Poppy is simply adorable.
Poppy is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing those treasured pictures.
I know this wait is emotionally tough, we had 14 months with a picture in hand, but now that Channing's home that wait is replaced with pure joy. Praying and sending hugs as your wait is getting shorter too, you're so close now!
She is beautiful! I haven't stopped praying.
Wife of the Pres. says
She is absolutely adorable! I know you are DYING to hug her tight! Can't wait until you can!!! Thanks for sharing!
Stephanie – please excuse the redundancy but…….those EYES. I think they may be the most hauntingly beautiful eyes I've ever laid eyes on! Wow…what a blessing these photos are. A treasure.
Can't wait for her to be home with her family!
She's so beautiful, you are very lucky.
I'm grieving that our plans are on hold right now, but what a blessing to see that the Lord will hopefully bring two more miracles into your life.
How awesome! She is beautiful!
She is super duper cute. We have a Guangdong baby too and she is such a beautiful girl.
anything but LoKEY says
She is a beauty! So happy for y'all! 🙂
Oh my she is so incredibly beautiful and I can not wait to see those eyes sparkle with joy!
OMGoodness Stef ~ she is a HUNNY baby!! Those 'serious' full pouty lips and those STUNNING big eyes ~ she is a BEAUTY indeed! What a treasured gift to have been given of your precious baby girl!
And the retired grandmas that come and love on these little treasures ~ are you kidding me!? ~ I just MELTED to pieces as I read that. SO, SOOOOOO SWEET!!!
That cute little peanut in the 3rd photo with your Poppy girl ~ oh my! …she sure is a cutie pie, too!!
I know you're anxious to scoop your little girly up in your arms, and I can't wait to follow along as it all unfolds! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
You have me waiting on the edge of my seat for "gawsh. part4" I LOVE what God is doing in your life and can't wait to hear more!
Dear Stefanie, I am so happy to hear the joy in your words as you talk about your Poppy. I enjoyed very much getting the chance to see her and get some photos of your sweet girl. The staff was very happy to oblige. BTW, I told Poppy her Mama is coming to get her and she would have a big happy family to love on her!! 🙂
Hugs across the miles,
Trish (Alex, Aubrey and Summer)
Great stuff Steph – just wow!!
hugs – aus and co.
I just came back to stare at her, and to comment on those gorgeous eyebrows… She's going to tell a story with those soon!!! She is just ADORABLE!!!
Can't wait to see the smiles your crazy family puts on Poppy's face! 🙂 It's quite clear why you're itching to get to her NOW!
She is beautiful!
So beautiful! What province is your daughter in? my little girl has the same HUGE eyes. She is in Yulin, Guangxi . you can see pics of her on our blog. http://www.thevarnfamily.blogspot.com
Oh what a little beauty! Those eyes are so big and soulful. I know you must be anxious to kiss those sweet lil cheeks and bring out her smile.
What a sweet, lovely girl!!! Just waiting for your family to love her and bring smiles to her face…
Boy, this child just blows the cover off gorgeous!
that is some serious adorableness! 🙂 Very kissable cheeks!