Our Last Day in Lanzhou

Posted: June 22, 2017 by Karl Dinkler

We’re packing up our bags this afternoon and will be flying a couple hours to our last city, Guangzhou, tomorrow morning. There, we will go through the process of obtaining Violet’s US documents in order to return home. We had a quiet morning here, going for a long walk and…

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Welcome to the Family

Posted: June 21, 2017 by Karl Dinkler

Violet officially became part of the family yesterday as we finalized her adoption at the Civil Affairs office. The Civil Affairs process was relatively simple. We had several important documents to sign along with the director of the orphanage. Not only did we have to sign our names, but we…

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Gotcha Day!

Posted: June 19, 2017 by Karl Dinkler

Violet is finally here! And she is awesome. It was about 2:30 when we got the call that she was a few minutes away. Our room in our hotel has a great view of the front street, so naturally, Nicole and I were glued with our faces pressed against the…

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We’ve Been Matched!

Posted: March 22, 2017 by Karl Dinkler

In March of 2017, we received a phone call from America World letting us know they had a file for a beautiful little girl who is almost 2 years old. Her story is a pretty spectacular one. But more on that later. At birth, she was medically fragile due to a…

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Our Journey to Adoption

Posted: January 30, 2017 by Karl Dinkler

For us, the decision to adopt was a fairly easy one. Before we were even married, we both knew that God wanted to use adoption as a means to grow our future family. In essence, for Nicole and me, adoption was a prerequisite for marriage. While we didn’t know how…

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