Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Last Day in GZ!

ThePaperwork is DONE I kinda didn't even realize it until we had our "swearing-in" appointment today at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou China.  After we said our "oath" a man said congratulations and mentioned that all the paperwork was done.  I can't believe it.  I will always know that anyone who has ever adopted is a good person, with a sqeaky clean background, and very commited to their children.  This is not a process for the faint-hearted, it takes commitment, patience, and nerves of steal, not to mention love.  We had a free morning and then took a bus ride to the Consulate.  We were not allowed to take our camera inside so the photo on the steps of the building is after the swearing in- with the notorious "brown evevelope"  which contains precious legal documents.    The last photo is the obligitory "red couch" photo.  The other sweet baby is the only other one in our travel group, she is a beauty!  We leave GZ early tomorrow morning and we are taking a train to Hong Kong.  We are extending our stay a bit as we could leave for home tomorrow, but we decided to do a quick stop in Hong Kong.  We are truly homesick, but a few months back we checked out hong kong on the trip advisor site (check out the travelers photo's) and we couldn't bear just passing through, we had to stop.  So we will have a very busy day tomorrow.  C isn't feeling well today, hopefully he will be back full strength tomorrow.  Mina is a trooper when it comes to traveling,  she is pretty lively and loves to walk (or run) herself, I am sure she is wondering what the heck is going on.  Boy, will she be shocked when we get home and start back in on our boring routine ( which I actually love).  I can't wait to have her running around our house!  One thing for sure we will have to do a Target run A.S.A.P. to get baby proofing stuff, as she is into everything.  Funny, my first 3 kids were mellow enough that I never had to do this.  Can anyone say, baby gate!  I may not post tomorrow as we will be soaking up the H.K. streets.  Miss you all!  


Anonymous said...

Loved your post! I had to chuckle at the babygate. When in Guanzhou we ordered one online to be at the house by the time we arrived home. We already had one for the top of the steps but quickly realized we'd need one for the bottom too! No doubt it saved us many a bump on the head, especially since our daughter kept a bump for a year without having adventures on our steps!

Jena Beecher

Mommy said...

It is OVER! She is officially yours. I am so excited for you guys. I can't wait to see those photos from the airport when you are finally home with your baby girl.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It seems soooo long ago when you first told us you were planning to adopt, and now she's finally yours!
It's been raining on and off, but now the sun is shining again. The grass is bright green and the flowers are blooming...just in time for Mina!
Enjoy Hong Kong and have a safe trip home.

Carmi said...

Have fun in Hong Kong!!!

Anonymous said...

Much love to you,Amy and Marc! Im speechless!

Mollie B said...

I have had the most fun following your journey. You all looks so happy and I can't wait to see you all and meet Mina. She looks like she is going to really spice up your family!!!! What a blessing.