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For adoption awareness post one of our graduates, Emma Leal, wanted to share some of her feelings about adoption with all of you!


Emma Leal was adopted in 2010 when she was 3 years old. She is now 11 years old.

When do you say when people ask you about being adopted?

If I’m asked I say, “Yes, I’m adopted”. My friends know I’m adopted. At my school and in our community, many children are adopted, I’ve never different. My mom helps families adopted children from China too. 

What are some of your favorite things to do?

 I like to read, play my violin, swim in our swimming pool & golf with my dad. I’m always outside playing. My family & I go kayaking & hiking, we all like to be outside. We went and picked apples 2 weeks ago. 


How has your adoption impacted your life?

Being adopted has been the good. I have 2 sisters, 1 sister in law, 1 brother and 1 brother in law. 
I was 3 when I was adopted, I remember a little about living in China but not much. I do ask my mom questions about when I lived in China, she answers the questions she can but she doesn’t have answers to all my questions.

If there anything you would like to tell your nannies or foster parents?

I have pictures of my Nai Nai & Yai Yai. My family sends gifts to them a Christmas gifts every year with pictures of me. I know they loved me and took very good care of me. My parents said they’re going to take me to China one day. 

What would you like to do in the future?   

I'd like to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I love animals and animals love me. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat and 5 chickens. 


Thank you for sharing a little bit of your story with us, Emma Leal!

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November is adoption awareness month and we love taking the time to celebrate! One of our very favorite ways to celebrate is to share pictures of children that have been adopted from New Day over the years. Seeing each smiling face and knowing that they are loved fills us with so much joy. 

As you look through the pictures we hope you are able to recognize children you sponsored, prayed for, visited, or played with. Children that you watched grow up while they were at New Day and children that you joined with us as we celebrated their adoption.

Now we have the privilege to see them a little older, to see them not as orphans but as forever sons and daughters. Some families have shared pictures, and some have shared updates of their children, and we hope you enjoy this as much as we have!

2018

Hudson and Tessa Joy (2012)

We brought our Tessa Joy (AnnaRose) home the Summer of 2014 and while we visited ND  preschool, we met Hudson and knew we needed to find a way to bring him home. We prayed. We asked. We waited. We were told no. Doors were closed. But, our prayer for him never changed. Tessa continued to bring him up in conversation and in prayer. Oh the prayer and faith of a child. Her Father in Heaven listened and answered! It was 4 years later when by nothing short of a miracle, we traveled back to China along with Tessa, to bring home her big brother Hudson. We continue to be in awe of the story God is writing in their lives. We’ve been home for 5 months with Hudson, he brings our family to nine! What a joy he is! He, Tessa and little sis Ava are all 3 in Kindergarten together and they are thriving. We are forever thankful and honored to be their forever family.

Lilly Grace

Lilly Grace has brought so much Joy to our family! Just having her for 1 month so far has changed our family forever! We all love her so much and she freely gives us love right back!

2017

Rosie

Rosie is doing great. She recently got her wheelchair to help her with mobility. She just had her birthday at the end of September she is now 10 years old and is in the second grade at school.

Adia

Ari

Ari has been doing amazingly well. He has had 1 brain surgery and 1 skull surgery in the 18 months he has been home. He will likely have another major skull surgery in the next year to help him hold his head up easier. He has been working on using a communication device to voice his wants/needs and seems to love his new Kindergarten class. Ari is working hard each day and continues to exceed expectations on all fronts. 

Luli

Milo

We could not imagine life without our sweet Milo Abel. We always remember that our gain came at great personal loss to others (and also to Milo). It is humbling. We are immensely proud of who he is and where he came from. We have loved bringing his Chinese culture into our Mexican-American home.

Matthew

2016

Ben

Enya

Enya is our great love, our life, the light that lights our every day. We wish that her benefactors know  she's growing well and happy.

Hope

Levi

Tayrn

Taryn is doing great!! She is a feisty, determined little girl. She loves elephants and kitties. She has three sisters and four brothers. Her youngest brother, who is 3 months younger, came home from China this summer. 

Charlotte

Jonas

 It is the common cliche to say how both long ago but how quickly time has flown in the two years since first meeting our son, Jonas Timothy McCulloch.  It was on November 8th when we officially adopted him in Taiyuan, and since that day, our family cannot imagine having Jonas as part of our family.  He has embraced the things we love, going to church, seeing movies, watching our high school football games, and playing video games with his siblings, but it is what he brought into our home and hearts that I cannot imagine.  Where there may have never been basketballs and basketball nets, we now get to here the dribble of the ball twelve months out of the year.  Jonas' laughter and joy have brightened our home in so many new ways.  And in his sharing of his past life, and his perspective on what he never had, he has helped us value what family means so much more.  With his bravery in having hemophilia, attending a school where no one spoke Mandarin, learning to read and write and become successful at school, trying out and making it on our 8th grade basketball team, his perseverance and determination are so inspiring. We are so grateful to have Jonas as part of our family

2015

Elliot

Hannah Joy

She will be 11 years old in January and is in second grade in school. Hannah loves everyone, especially her family members and people from school but is very outgoing, social and doesn't know a stranger no matter where we go. She is typically a pretty happy girl, still super busy and always on the move but loves to be a helper, too. Her very favorite activities are doing puzzles, playing in her toy kitchen area making food for everyone (she is a great hostess!) and playing outside digging in the sand and dirt. She also loves to sing and dance and is quite the performer :)  Our life before Hannah Joy must have been pretty quiet and a little dull because this sweet girl has spiced it up! We are so thankful for her and for New Day helping her to become the fun and loving child that she is!

Noelle

Noelle is 6 years old and home 3.  She is just a pure joy!  This rockstar is in Kindergarten, already reading , playing piano, and taking ballet.  More than that she loves family time.  We are beyond blessed.

Zeke

Zeke has been home for 3 years in December! He is from New Day South! His advocate name was Grady! He is our little gem for sure!

Markie

He’s Mr. big boy as a proud 6year old kindergartner who has lost his two bottom baby teeth. 

Zoe

Zoe has brought so much joy to our family, we can hardly remember a time without her. She truly loves being part of a family and a community. She is excelling in third grade, she made a travel soccer team this year and loves it!   She also loves spending time with friends and making slime. Her smile is so contagious that is is hard to not smile when you are around her. She is so proud of her past and being from China, and knows that it is a big part of what makes her so special. She is the bravest, funniest, silliest most loving child, and we are truly blessed!!


2014

Lena

Maj

She is doing fine and She is very loved by family, friends and in school. She is so social, creative and empathic.

Maya

Maya is doing so well. She is doing great in school and taking piano lessons.

2013

Colton

Declan

Declan is now 7 years old and in first grade. He enjoys school, plays soccer and loves traveling

David

David (formerly Calvin- New Day Beijing) has been home for 5 ½ years. He is an active 7 year old who loves school, soccer, Disney, the Baylor Bears, and family! Adoption has made us the family we knew God had planned for us and has shown those around us the love that adoption can bring. Many people remark about how precious he is and we agree. Without the love that adoption brings we wouldn’t know the joy of being parents. We love sharing our adoption story with others! We could not love David more or be more appreciative to the love and care he received at New Day!!

2012

Levi

Joy

Jabin

Now 12 & in 6th grade.
Great big bro and super handsome young man per this completely biassed mom!

Hannah

Daniel

Daniel was adopted at (nearly) age 3 in
2011 as the fourth of our children. There are no words to express how
much light and love he brings to our family.

I also have to add that his cardiologists think that his TOF heart
repair was done so beautifully by the surgeons in Beijing (thanks to
New Day) that he will not need any further surgery in his lifetime.
We are so humbled and grateful that he was given a second chance at
life while an orphan.
Adoption has added to our family, in number, but more importantly in
LOVE!  We always, ALWAYS tell people that we are the ones that were
blessed by the addition of each of our children.



Claire
(moved to Heaven August 2018)

2010

Emma Leal

Adahlyn


2009

Aaron

He will be 12 this month.  Recently, he started middle school at a new school in Singapore and is learning Chinese so he can communicate with New Day folks when he visit next time. 

Shane (2006) and Abigail

Ruby

Ruby has been an absolute joy from day 1. We can’t quite believe what a perfect fit she is for our family. She is happy, joyful, kind, generous and full of love. We are forever thankful to God and New Day for the gift she is! 

2008

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Happiness and cheer, fun for all that children call their favorite time of year...

It's time! (and it's a little late in coming -- our apologies) Time to shower the amazing little kiddos at New Day North with all sorts of jolly Christmas cheer.

We have twelve children whose care is being sponsored by us, and twenty local staff members.

Here's how this is going to work:

  • Select a child below (read more about each kiddo on the website HERE)
  • email Hannah (Hannah@newdaycreations.com) and let me know who you'd like to sponsor. I'll confirm that the child still needs a sponsor, and then send you their approximate clothing size, and their wishlist.
  • The fun part! Go shopping. Bring your kids! Have a blast.
  • Ship the presents in a medium flat rate box via USPS (the most affordable and trustworthy option) costs about $60. This is the cheapest way to get something from the US to China. If you are sponsoring more than one child it will be more affordable to use a larger box than to ship two packages, and you are welcome to do this.
  • Sometimes we have information about a family traveling to China who is willing to be the courier (play Santa) and save the cost of shipping. If this is an option I will let you know!
  • Occasionally packages do not make it here. The majority arrive, but there are usually a few that are lost in the mail or returned to the sender. We say this not to discourage you from participating, but to let you know this is an unfortunate possibility. 

Ready? 

Pick a child to sponsor and email me!

FRANK

MINDY
MICHAEL
CALEB
ISAIAH
SAMUEL
EMERSON
STEPHANIE
RINA
EVANGELINE
CHAD

                Ruth

Other ways to help:

Sponsor a child for a year! (for your own joy, or in honor of someone else) Click HERE and then scroll down to the children at New Day North.

Make a general donation to New Day North (chose the Wulanchabu option) towards our purchase of communication devices (used tablets) and adapted switches for our children in need of creative communication solutions. 

Spread the word! Share this post. Text a friend about a way to love on orphans miles away. Follow us on facebook.

Send a box of goodies for our nannies! We have 20 local staff and they love little things from America like earrings and chocolates.



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It may be over 2 months away, but Christmas is coming! There's still plenty of time before you have to pull out all of your decorations and start baking Christmas cookies, but it is time to start one thing, shopping for the children at New Day Foster Home!


If you've followed along with our Christmas sponsorship program in the past you know that is it always so much fun! This year we are asking for sponsors to send gifts for our children to help make Christmas merry and bright!


Here's how everything is going to work!

What?
Sponsoring Christmas presents for the children at New Day Beijing.

How?
  • Go to THIS PAGE and choose the child you would like to sponsor. Then e-mail Abby (abby@newdaycreations.com) and let me know which child you want to sign up for.
  • I will then send you a confirmation e-mail with a list of wants and needs for the child you have signed up for.
  • Shop for your child
  • Ship the package (medium flat rate or shoebox size only) to the address listed below no later than November 16th.

Important Details
  • The older children will have 3 Christmas sponsors and the younger children will have 2 sponsors.
  • All sponsorship will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • When children are fully sponsored it will say so under their picture
  • Shipping a medium flat rate box via USPS (the most affordable and trustworthy option) costs about $60. This is the cheapest way to get something from the US to China. If you are sponsoring more than one child it will be more affordable to use a larger box than to ship two packages, and you are welcome to do this.
  • Occasionally packages do not make it here. The majority arrive, but there are usually a few that are lost in the mail or returned to the sender. We say this not to discourage you from participating, but to let you know this is an unfortunate possibility. 
  • Please follow the wants and needs list as closely as possible!


If all the children are sponsored, or you want a way to bless the children without shopping and paying for shipping, please consider donating to our general fund. If you donate in this way make a note on your donation so we can send you a Christmas thank you!


You can also donate to our general fund as a gift for someone else. Please let us know by e-mailing abby@newdaycreations if you do so and we will be happy to send a card that you can print and give as a gift. 




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Everrit arrived at New Day just in time for Thanksgiving last year. He was 5 months old and had an ENT defect.


Everrit quickly won the hearts of everyone around him and we loved getting to know this handsome boy.



His sweet giggle filled a room and he loved playing and exploring.



We watched as Everrit grew from a baby to a toddler, as he learned to crawl and as he took his first wobbly steps.



In May Everrit had surgery to correct his ENT defect and after his recovery he continued to thrive.



He lights up a room and greets those that he loves with a huge grin.





Everrit will leave soon to join his forever family and we are so excited for him! We know that he will continue to thrive in the loving arms of his very own mama and baba.



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In 2014 a little girl arrived at New Day and we named her Ava.


Ava was born with Down Syndrome and heart disease and we immediately fell in love with her.



We know now Ava as Lilly Grace and are so excited as she is about to join her forever family.




As Lilly Grace grew up we loved watching her learn, explore, and discover new things.




We celebrated each birthday and holiday with Lilly Grace letting her know how loved and important she was.






We were so excited when Lilly Grace was able to begin preschool knowing that it would continue to open new dooors of opportunity for her.



Lilly Grace was able to join a local foster family and she thrived in the family environment they were able to provide for her.



Lilly Grace always worked so hard in therapy and we were her biggest cheerleaders as she reached each new milestone.



And, as many of you know from the video that quickly spread across Facebook, Lilly Grace loves looking at herself in the mirror and her joy is contagious.




We will all miss this sweet girl but are so excited for her bright, beautiful future!






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Aerin has been working so hard in therapy lately. Everyday she works on stretching and increasing her flexibility. 



She often has a smile on her face, but sometimes her funny side comes out and she makes faces that make us all laugh!


One of the reasons therapy is so fun is because there are so many cool toys to play with. 



Aerin, we're so proud of you and how hard you're working! 

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Wynston and Cyrus are two of our newest arrivals. They are only 11 days apart it's been pretty adorable to watch them together. Even though they are only about 3 months old their little personalities are beginning to shine. They also do what 3 month olds do best, eat, sleep, and be adorable! Do you want proof? Well, we don't have the eating and sleeping part recorded here, but the being adorable, that's easy to show you!







We are so excited to watch these sweet boys grow up and are pretty sure they'll be the best of friends!
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Recently Catherine has been taking photography classes with GanLu. We have enjoyed seeing Catherine's pictures and how she has evolved as a photographer. She has a great eye and loves taking picture of things in nature. Like many teenagers, she also loves taking selfies! We asked Catherine if we could share some of her pictures and she gladly said yes, so enjoy!











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At the end of April in 2015 a little girl arrived a New Day Foster Home in need of heart surgery. She was 7 months old and we named her Josie.


Now, that little girl is 3 1/2 years old, full of life, and has been named Hannah by her forever family.


Hannah quickly stole her nannies hearts with her huge smile. We loved watching her grow and we were able to see her personality shine as she grew more comfortable with her surroundings.





In August of 2015 Hannah was able to have the heart surgery she desperately needed. We were so glad that this sweet girl was now on the road to recovery.


After her surgery Hannah continued to blossom. It was an honor to watch her grow and to celebrate each milestone with her.




Hannah celebrated her first birthday and Christmas and shortly after she was able to join a local foster family.




Hannah thrived in her foster family and we loved seeing her when she came to visit with her foster mama.




After Hannah's 2nd birthday she was able to begin attending preschool. Hannah especially loved snack time!




In the past year we've seen Hannah grow even more. She has always been full of joy and we have watched her grow in confidence.




Her smile and giggle are contagious and are something that we will all miss as she leaves to join her forever family.





We are so excited for Hannah and know that her joy will only continue to spread as she joins her very own family.



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