Ellie was born May 19, 2002 in Hubei Province, China. She spent her first 11 months in the excellent care of the Tuangfeng Social Welfare Institute. Lisa and I adopted her on April 15, 2003, changing her name from Li Rui Yang to Elena Rui Florman Weinberg.
Adopting from China was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend our adoption agency, Families Through International Adoption to anyone considering a similar course.
For the seriously doting relatives (and our own future reference), I have put photos of some of Ellie's drawings, paintings, and other art works on a gallery page.
I have written occasional "Ellie updates" recording our life with Ellie over the last seven years. Click on thumbnails to get larger photos.
Photos of Ellie and family from our China trip.
Photos of our China travel group.