Monday, November 10, 2008

Nov 10th, GOTCHA!

We got her! We left Beijing on a 7:40 flight and arrived in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (the equivalent of a province) at about 11 AM. After a bit of time to get settled and get our paperwork together, we drove to the nearby Civil Affairs office. Luckily, they didn't keep us waiting long as we were all at our emotional edges.

From China: 2008, Nov 10 Gotcha!


Isabella is beautiful. Like the other babies, she cried at first. But then her big brother came up and started singing to her ("Amazing Grace"), she settled down. One of the other families, the Cornetts, had some corn puffs that their daughter didn't like. Isabella loved it. There are few things more precious than a new child trusting you enough to take food from your hand.

I know we'll still have ups and downs, but the bonding has already begun. Isabella has already laughed and smiled with us and made significant eye contact.

Today, Nov 11th, we're off to the Civil Affairs office again to complete the paperwork. At the end of today, she'll be legally ours. We'll then wait a few days for them to complete processing the paperwork before we fly off to our next stop.

2 comments:

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congratulations! She's so teeny & adorable!

Eric said...

Congratulations to Rick, Peggy, and Luke!!! We finally had a chance to read your blog. Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey (and all the photos of China). Isabella looks like part of your family already. We look forward to seeing her!
Eric & Anne