Monday, May 31, 2010
We met Cai this morning around 9:30. She is such a beautiful little girl! We noticed immediately that she was not going to warm up to us as easily as Cate did or be won over with our toys and candy so easily either! We were told that she is a very strong willed little girl, but also very brave. They told us that after her surgery, she was the only child in her orphanage that did not cry. She wouldn't have very much to do with us at first, but when when we pulled out the pictures that we brought, she went over to her bag and pulled out some of the same pictures of our family and named every one of us as Mama, Baba, Jie Jie ( big sisters) and Gu Gu ( big brothers). When it was time to leave the civil affairs office and get into the van, I expected a fight and tears, but she just sat in my lap, silent and still. She dozed a little on the way back to the hotel and when we arrived, she started crying and calling for Mama. But it wasn't me that she wanted. It was really hard and sad to see. But when we got to our room and started pulling out toys, she warmed up to us a little more. We have even been able to get some smiles and hugs. She is one tough and brave little girl. Cai is taking a nap now, so I am going to fill out more paperwork for tomorrow. Please pray for our transition and that all of our paperwork is completed so that we can leave Wuhan on Friday as planned.
posted at 3:57 AM
Friday, May 21, 2010
We are so excited to say that we are finally going to China!!!!! We have prayed for this for so long and it's time to meet Cai!! We will be leaving on Wednesday morning, May 26 ( Yes, 5 days!) and we will return home on Saturday, June 12. We will be meeting Cai for the very first time on Monday, May 31 and will officially adopt her on Tuesday, June 1. We will spend that entire week in her province, Wuhan , getting to know one another and seeing the province she is from. We will then fly to Guangzhou on Friday evening, June 4. In GZ, Cai will have her medical examinaton, we will do all of our paperwork and appointments with the Consulate, and Cai will get her visa to enter the USA. Please pray that all of this goes smoothly! We will try to post something every day with pictures on this blog. Cai, Ready or not, here we come!!!!!
posted at 2:09 PM
Monday, May 3, 2010
Tonight, while we are sleeping, our Article 5 will be picked up and sent to the place where Travel Approvals are processed and sent. Please say a prayer for us that our Travel Approval will come quickly, and also that we will be able to get a quick Consulate appointment. The Consulate appointments have been filling up and even with our TA, we can't leave until we can get an appointment.
posted at 8:48 AM