Avery’s Story

China’s adoption process is one of the hardest to get through. They require a great amount more paperwork than other countries. You also have a longer waiting time in-country to get approved.

At minute 2, you see the mother a little frustrated. She saw her baby walk by but wasn’t able to see her. The anxiety was overwhelming. When she was finally able to hold her daughter, all the tension falls away.

I love all the beautiful, tender moments in hotel this family filmed. Those were all the first bonding moments with Avery, so they were obviously very important to them. After so much waiting and processing to be matched with her, they got to bond with her at last.

They finally bring Avery home to meet her siblings, and they welcome her with open hearts and arms. How could they not love her with that big gorgeous smile?