Thursday, August 30, 2007
August 29
We met early this morning and went to the Kunming Childrens Welfare Institute. WE toured the orphange where Mia lived for 6 months. She was in foster care for the last three months. The orphanage was very clean and the people were very friendly. We were saddened in seeing many special needs children but they looked well cared for and appeared happy. We also saw some of the very young babies. Mia got to eat lunch there as she once did. She watched me while she was fed by a nanny. Many of the staff stopped to look and greet Mia. We did take some pictures of the outside. The pictures I posted awhile ago are much better. We learned Mia was placed on a bus by her family and found by the transportation staff. Then the police took her to the orphanage. We walked around town going into many little shops on the street. We have our favorite spots like for water or food. Paul bought some movies really cheap and is thrilled two are still in theaters at home. Despite our efforts to try new food we have found ourselves at KFC afew times at comfort food of home. We met with our coordinator and completed more paperwork. We learned a better understanding of the adoption paperwork. As of 8/27/07 Mia was offical in our family. The rest of this week is waiting for her passport. We then take the passport and all the paperwork we did the the US Consulate. There Mia will get her visa and she will become a US citizen. We will fly to Guangzhou on Saturday where the US consulate is. We are homesick and miss everyone. Mia is really adjusted to us. She is smiling more and more. She is making more and more noises.
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