Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We Have A Daughter!!!!

It is with great joy that we announce the referral of our daughter Yi Ru Song!! We will name her Claire Hollingsworth (we will decide her middle name when we get the translation of her name)!

We know the following information:
Born on May 2, 2006
Presently 12 pounds 24 inches
Currently in the Yiyang Children's Welfare Institute in the Hunan Province.
Healthy & was given to the orphanage on May 5th, 2006.
Wakes up every am at 5:30AM (Yikes!!!!)
Moderate sleeper
Holds her head up & rolls over
Follows moving toys
Eats biscuits without help
Knows her name
Is active
Loves music, toys, games, & Is quick to respond
Close to her caregiver.

Thanks to you all for your prayers & kind words!! We will keep this site updated as soon as we learn more info. Also, we will update this blog when we're in China daily!


The Mikas said...

We are extremely happy for the 3 of you.Claire is so lucky to have 2 kind, generous, great parents as well as a protective older brother.Your dream is becoming a reality, 2007 is off to a wonderful start.
You guys will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary, Maria, Tyler and Taylor

PS:Get lots of sleep now

Anonymous said...

We have been praying for you for such a long time, sure it feels much longer for you. We are so happy for you, and for Claire too. She is going to love you guys and your wonderful home. Can't wait to meet her, she looks adorable.
love you
Bryan, Kirsten, olivia and Annika

Brian said...

What a wonderful beginning to the new year. Congratulations on the newest addition to the Hollingsworth family! We are sending all our love to you on your trip to bring her home!!!!

Ava Baby said...

Congratulations, Gretchen. Claire is just beautiful!

Melissa said...

So precous and wonderful.

Beverly said...

She is a cutie. Congrats!

Now hurry up TAs.

Beverly & Glenys

betsy said...

Congratulations on the referral of your YiYang baby! Claire is beautiful. I have two daughters who lived at the YiYang CWI, and was also part of the Half the Sky work crew that established an Infant Nurture Center there. There is a yahoo listserv you may join to gather additional information about the orphanage and city:

Please feel free to contact me for more information at

All best wishes to your family,

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you guys. We love Claire already she is so cute. I can't wait till she gets here. She is a great addition to our family. We love all of you!

Aunt Sandy

Anonymous said...

We've been blessed, you've been blessed and now Claire has been blessed. We welcome her with open arms and loving hearts.

Nana & PawPaw