Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's Official!

This morning was our adoption ceremony and Ding Cheng officially became Michael Ding Grover! It felt so good to finally hold the adoption decree and know that the little boy that has been our son in our hearts for over a year was now finally legally ours! So, in lieu of a baby announcement….

Jennifer and James Grover
Would like to announce the adoption of their son
Michael Ding Grover
Adopted in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
June 5, 2012

To celebrate, we took Michael to West Lake and road a boat to Three Moon Island. Michael loved running around, yelling all sorts of things in Chinese that everyone else on the island could understand except for us. Hmmmm….a little awkward. He loves to have his picture taken and always holds up two fingers and yells, “Chiesay” (“Cheese!”) He is such a ham!


  1. So happy for you. Can't wait to meet Michael.

  2. So wonderful! Congratulations! You guys are such a wonderful family. :)

  3. JENN!!!!! I am so excited for you guys! What a wonderful and perfect day for you! Nothing better than adding a new child to the family! Matthew is looking over my shoulder at the pictures right now and says...."hmmmm....their baby is so happy!" And I am betting Matthew is very correct right about now! ;) Love you guys! travel safely!

  4. We are so excited and happy for your family! Travel safe and congratulations!

  5. That is SOOOOOO COOL! I am glad that everything worked out for you while over there! I am excited to meet Michael here in our neighborhood!