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Adopting Sophia

Year in Review: 2008

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Through December 24, BU Today is looking back at the mostpopular stories of the year. We’ll be back with new stories for the newyear on Monday, January 5. Happy holidays!

Adopting a child from China isn’t easy and it isn’t quick, but it is joyous. BU Today asked Laura De Veau to describe the two years of hope, anxiety, and wonder that led to her recent adoption of a baby girl.

In the video above, De Veau (CGS’87, COM’89, SED’95), assistant director of student and staff development in the Office of Residence Life, talks about finally receiving the call from her adoption agency: “In the middle of the GSU, I literally stood up on a chair and shouted, ‘I’ve got a daughter from China!’” She shares her goals and fears and offers advice on what not to say to adopting parents. “I can’t wait to experience life with Sophia,” she says, “seeing things through her eyes.”

Click here to watch part two, in which Laura and husband, Shawn (LAW’94), talk about how Sophia has changed their lives.

Robin Berghaus can be reached at berghaus@bu.edu.

Thumbnail photo by Kalman Zabarsky.

This story originally ran January 16, 2008.

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