Princess Arielle's Pages

Welcome to Princess Arielle's Pages! Our Journey to China for Arielle. All these posts were made in my former blog. I thought I would bring them back to help other families who are considering adopting an older child. If there is any other information you need about older child adoption, please feel free to contact me at

In China, when a child turns 14 he/she becomes too old, or "ages out" of the social welfare system.
Arielle was one of those children. She came home just 2 months before her 14th birthday.
Older child adoption has been both challenging and rewarding - definitely not all rosey but worth the journey when I see the beautiful woman that has emerged!  I linked the process of Arielle's adoption and the early our transition a few months after. Click Here
And a journal/photo share blog at Shutterfly... Click Here

If you're only interested in my trip to China to bring Arielle Home Click Here.