We have been so blessed through the adoption of our 2 month old son Kai, and wanted to share these pictures and video of his incredible birth family. Kai's birth family is Marshallese, and we have had the amazing opportunity to learn from his family about the culture and traditions of people from the Marshall Islands through food, crafts, and song. We have been privileged to spend the past week in Hawaii getting to know his birth parents and older brother, and are committed to fostering Kai's relationship with his "first" family once we return to Texas. Below are a few pictures from our time together this week, here are a couple of links to videos we shot of the farewell celebration on YouTube:
This is a photo of our two families that became one with the adoption of Kai. Taken in Honolulu in our hotel room just after we arrived in Hawaii.
At the fishmarket in Chinatown in downtown Honolulu selecting fish for the traditional Marshallese meal and celebration of Kai's adoption.
At the celebration party with auties, uncles and cousins.
Gifts from the Marshall Islands