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Adopting JiaJia

Beijing, China (CNN)Brian and Jeri Wilson don’t sleep much on the 17-hour flight from Kansas City to Beijing. JiaJia, the Chinese orphan waiting for them, can’t sleep either.

As the Wilsons travel from their home in the American Midwest to northern China, JiaJia (pronounced “Jah Jah”) lays wide awake in the small room he shares with eight other orphans. He is the oldest child at Alenah’s Home, a small medical foster home in the Chinese capital where he has lived for most of his nine years.

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Sarah is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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