Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ohio Adoption Story

Lorain fire chief and wife fulfill dream with two adopted babies from China
After nearly two years of paperwork and anticipation, Lorain fire Chief Tom Brown and his wife, Stephony, finally brought home twins.

And all of a sudden, the couple's large East Erie Avenue home -- which was without children for six years -- is echoing with peculiar sounds.

Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak ...

Summer Sky and Willow Mei, whom the Browns adopted last month from an orphanage in the south of China, officially became United States citizens on Oct. 19.

In China, all children wear shoes with squeakers in the heel. Tom and Stephony will never forget waiting for the twins and hearing all the squeaking in the next room.

Well, I wouldn't say all children. Pretty much just the ones adopted out of the country and even then, the squeakers last only for a few days, something I'm sure the Browns have already learned.


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