More details on the lovely LilyKate:
  • Her name is Shang Guan Xin Ling
  • She is in foster care in the Jiangxi Province with her sister Eleanor
  • She is described as quiet and a deep sleeper
  • She is fond of music and playing games
  • She is quick in reaction and has a ready smile
  • On 10/8/07 she weighed 4.7 kg and was 53 cm long


  1. I have a bay.....with the name of Ling from jiangxi she is from Shangrao not Shanggao?? I am just curious if .....your girls might be from the same place? mommy92069@yahoo.com

  2. Still can't get over how gorgeous they are... congrats...

  3. how funny!
    One is "restless" one is a "deep sleeper"
    Isn't that something????
    They are both just beautiful!
    So happy for you.
    From a family of 2 to a family of 4 over night.
    The miracles that God creates!!!

  4. They are just too adorable! They both have the cutest cheeks! Very pinchable!

  5. They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats!! BTW - I love both names - so how did you come up with who would be who??

  6. Congratulations to you!! TWINS, how exciting!! My husband and I have been waiting for a 18 months and are thinking of changing our application to twins...so rest assured we'll be following your journey. Best wishes.

  7. I am so happy for you guys. I keep scrolling back and forth to look at their beautiful faces. It makes the long wait so worth it..double!! Won't be much longer now.

    Kristin Chappell

  8. They are both just too cute. You are going to have your hands full, and I bet you'll love every minute of it...well, maybe not every minute. There can be some really stinky diapers. ;o)

  9. Congratulations on your twin Jiangxi girls! When you are ready to obtain their newspaper finding ads (which have photos several months younger than their referral photos), come visit us at www.research-china.org. We often have extra copies of the actual newspaper (very limited) also, along with many DVDs from Jiangxi orphanages.



  10. Susan I had to come back ans see the LilyKate again. She is simply more adorable then words can say. We are in love with her already..

    Hugs, Susan

  11. They are both SO cute! I can't wait to love on them both!!! Y'all are going to have so much fun with your girls! What a wonderful blessing.tb

    love, marcia

  12. Suzanne Vincent5/04/2008 9:40 PM

    How amazing! So happy for you both. This is the best news ever! Congratulations on not one, but TWO beautiful, healthy daughters! What a blessing!! LilyKate and Eleanor are SO lucky!

  13. Congratulations from Australia she is Beautiful.

  14. From the RQ site. Congratulations and best wishes!!!!! Double the fun!!! You are truly blessed!!! Jan, John & Jillian Rose

  15. Congratulations, they are both beautiful!!!

    We were blessed with our daughter Briannah from Shanggao last year (on Mother's day). She was very healthy and is doing great (as are all the girls from our group)

    Congrats again!!!

  16. Congratulations!!! They are both so cute!

    I am so excited for you!!!!
    Jessica (marcia's sister)

  17. Hi Susan and Jonathan!

    I am Melinda Sileo - Ed, our adopted Chinese daughter Lucy and I live down the street from you. We were all so excited when we heard that you had gotten your referral and were blessed with twins. They are the same age that Lucy was when we got her. What a gift from God you have received! We thank Him daily for Lucy - what a treasure - we can't imagine our lives without her!
    Lucy can't wait to see your babies - I hope we'll get the opportunity. We are ready to help you with anything - questions about the trip, stuff for your trip - whatever you need including babysitting once you get home.
    Bless you all!
    Melinda Sileo

  18. YEAH!!! I can't believe it! I'm so excited for you. What beautiful girls you have. Of course, i can't wait to meet them. You have A LOT of fun ahead of you. They look very much alike, too! Be sure when you make your appt at clinic that it is with me if at all possible (there are 2 docs). Getting twins is such a blessing. You will realize this even more (hard to believe, I know) as you watch them grow up together. Definitely keep me posted. They are gorgeous!
    Jennifer (mom to Lily and Kate)