Monday, February 6, 2012


If you are an adoptive parent matched with a child, one of the very first things you do is run to Google and plug your child's hometown in just to see what you can find. Unfortunately for us XiaoXian parents, you don't find much. Or you end up here! : )

XiaoXian is a small town (relatively speaking) of 2 million people. It is 4 1/2 hours north of Anhui's provincial capitol of Hefei. There is very little on the internet about XiaoXian and the surrounding area. I have compiled some video that I took of the city and put it on YouTube. I have the same background music in all of the videos, turn it down if it gets annoying.

LinkClick here for my YouTube videos of XiaoXian.
(removed link to my Flickr account, leave me a message if you'd like access)

If you are an adoptive parent of a XiaoXian child, please leave a comment for me, there are very few of us and I would like to get to know you!


Debbie said...

Dear Mary,
There are small miracles everywhere. Today for Chinese school, my daughter's assignment was to bring some information about a city in China. She chose Hefei, since it is the capital of the province in which she was born. My husband was searching for info online and stumbled across your blog.
Our daughter is right below your Maggie in the finding ad. And I have a couple photos of Ella I took last summer at XiaoXian SWI that I would love to send you.
Is there a more private way I can contact you?

Mary said...
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Colleen said...

Dear Mary,
I'm a friend of Debbie's, and mother to Mary, whose picture is to the right of Ella's in the finding ad. We live in NE Iowa. I love the story of Maggie and Ella, and am so glad Debbie found you. We hope to meet you all some day!
Colleen (cmoore523 AT