Waiting for other families to come downstairs
The China Hotel
Civil Affairs Office
waiting for paperwork
with other families
Moving on to the 9th floor
Our turn finally came, the usual questions for me - does this boy meet your expectations? Yes. Why did you come to China to adopt? Will you promise never to abuse or abandon him? Yes
Then it was his turn, I could not understand what was asked or answered until the point of sign your name here if you wish to be adopted. He has such neat handwriting and with that signature, he officially became ours. I must leave this here because words fail to express adequately that moment. Only those who have experienced this can understand.
Four adoptees, three girls from the same orphanage to
two families and our son, huddling around two portable games.
Tian, our first, who gained a brother and
Roxy, friend from this trip, who gained a sister.
Four less orphans, now with families.
Next it was off to the world of Walmart - China style. The plaza presented the biggest ring I believe I've ever seen.
Walmart - China style
Given free reign, within reason, to purchase something for himself - he got himself a yo-yo and some army men in a little plastic container. However, he was much more interested in buying stuff for his friends left behind, three girls and a boy. How sweet was that?
The goods available like nothing I've seen in any USA Walmart
Everyone's favorite - chicken feet!
A swim in the China Hotel's heated pool
Tian and Roxie
Another swimming video
Interior floor of China Hotel
where the other families are staying