Saturday, April 4, 2009


With thankfulness to our Heavenly Father, we announce the referral of our daughter - Ling Wan Zhan - soon to be Julianna Jernigan!!!! (We will probably use Wan-Zhan as her middle name, but still trying to decide.) We are overjoyed and still can't believe this is really happening!! We are thrilled and completely in love. Here is what we know so far:

Chinese Name: Ling Wan Zhan
Birth Date: April 17, 2008 (only 11 months old!)
Resides at: Shangrao Children's Welfare Center, Jiangxi Province
Weight: 14.9 lbs
Height: 26.3 inches

She is active and restless and is a deep sleeper (Sounds just like her Mama!). She can sit up and crawl. She is quick in reaction and is fond of playing with toys and of playing games. She is closest to her caregiver.

Here are the pictures: (We know that is what you really want!) :)

We are expected to travel in 10 weeks.

Ed & LeeAnne
(Julianna's Daddy & Mama!)


  1. Beautiful, sweet, cuddly angel! Can't wait to kiss those cheeks in person-- she is perfect. Congratulations to her proud momma and poppa. Get ready for her to turn your worlds (and hearts) upside down. Love you all, Toot

  2. I am so very excited for you both! I know how long you have waited for this moment and I know it was so worth each and every moment you waited for your beautiful Julianna. Now I just can't wait to see her placed in you arms forever!

  3. What a sweet baby! Such a cute little face. I am so happy for you both!


  4. She is beautiful!!! I am so happy for you. I know it has been a long journey. I hope you get to travel soon.

  5. She is darling and she looks very healthy. Beautiful dark almond eyes & I love her pouty lower lip. God is so good.

    Terri (AZ)

  6. Can't wait to kiss those chubby cheeks! The girls love her already and want to play with her. What a wonderful family she has. God has blessed you in an abundant way.
    God's blessings,
    Robert, Jennifer, Emma, Katelyn, and Alana

  7. Congratulations! She is beautiful. I can't wait to see her in your arms! God is Good!

  8. Ed and LeeAnne,

    I cannot express how happy we are for you! Two people could not be more deserving. She is adorable! God has given you such a beautiful blessing! Congrats! Jason, Holly, Annaleigh, and Alden B.

  9. We cannot wait to kiss those cheeks. She is a very blessed little girl to have parents like you. We love you all! Uncle Patrick, Aunt Summer,Anna & Sarah Beth

  10. I had no idea! I am so excited for you two!!!! She is beautiful!
    Mickie G.

  11. Congratulations Ed and LeeAnne!! She is beautiful. We know the wait has been hard, but as we learned in our own adoption journey, God's timing is perfect.


  12. She is soo very beautiful! I can't wait for you to bring her home!!! Congratulations to you both!!

  13. CONGRATS!!! i had no idea. :) i will follow your journey now on this blog. please post tons of pics.