Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This is OUR DAUGHTER!!!!! Her name will be Avery Lan McMurphy and she will live with us FOREVER!!!

All praises to God! He has given us more than we could ever hope for and so much more!

Chinese Name: Pan Lan
Pan is her surname, Lan is her given name which means orchid in Chinese.

Location: Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China (Baotou is pronounced 'bow' 'toe.')
She is currently in foster care.

Date of Birth: September 7, 2008
These photos were taken when she was about 6 months old. We can't wait to get ahold of some updated pictures!!!

A brief description of her by the orphanage in Baotou where she spent about a month: "She is a beautiful girl who has ready smile. She has moon-like eyes, which looks so sweet when laugh. Caretakers all like her very much, change many beautiful clothes for her. She seems know her beauty, and happy to show out and communicate with others.

We hope to travel within 2-5 months from now. So, who wants to go to Inner Mongolia with us in the middle of winter? WE DO!! WE DO!! WE DO!!
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Anonymous said...

I want to go!!!!!!!!!!!! She's gorgeous. I'm bawling!!! It's impossible not to love these sweet ones we've prayed for for SO LONG! Praise GOD!! Praying for HIM to continue to surround her with love until the McMurphy's get there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Walking Through said...

The news we've longed to hear!! Congratulations! I vote for the shorter wait for travel!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Avery Lan is sooooo BEAUTIFUL! I bet you can't wait to get your arms around that cutie pie! Congratulations!

God is so very good!

Hugs and blessings,

catsage_2000 said...

Lori, congratulations, she's beautiful. Can't wait to see her in your arms.

Debbie said...

YEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWW!!! I am so out of the loop that I don't know anymore when referrals come out and what date they got through!! I am so happy for you!!! Mongolia in the winter??? I will leave that to you!!!

Anonymous said...

yay :).

Kim said...

She is beautiful!!! Congratulations to you and your family. I know that you have waited so very long!
We will be praying for fast TA...and for your precious family.
Kim S (a dillon mom )

Ann said...

Congratulations Lori!!! Your daughter is adorable!!! Wishing you a speedy Ta!
(Dillon Mom)

Nanateech said...

I am SO SO SO happy for you!!!! I would LOVE to go with you to pick her up - but guess I will wait until you get back to hug on her!!!! Please let me know when you are back and when you are near Pied. town so I can meet her and love on her!! Angie told me your wonderful news and I am thrilled!!! LOVE YOU, Lois Wells

Anonymous said...

Lori and family,
What a gift you have been given. Your family will be blessed by Avery and you will bless her right back. I will pray for the wait to be short and for her to be in your home ASAP. Good luck and Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful and perfect.