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No Little People: The Desired Child

"No Little People: The Desired Child" Continued...

Friends and family met them at the airport when they arrived home Nov. 21. Everyone, including the children, keeps a respectful but reluctant distance. Following the advice of others who have adopted orphans from China, Vicki devotes herself to Hope and to her gradual integration into the Johnson household.

To wean Hope from her bottle, Vicki has tried to get her used to a plastic spoon by touching it to her lips and face, which delights her. Then she adds a little pureed food.

“We celebrate small victories,” Kurt said.

Dick Peterson
Dick Peterson

Dick lives in Summerville, S.C., is a former newspaper reporter and editor, and is now a freelance writer and caregiver for his wife with multiple sclerosis.

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