We spent the last three days touring different parts of Nanchang city and Jiangxi Province while we waited on paperwork to be completed. We enjoyed a trip to the Chinese countryside where we toured a more traditional Chinese village, visited Nanchang’s Traditional and Historic Pagoda, went shopping for famous Nanchang porcelain (China) and visited a Buddhist Temple (which made us think of Acts 17:24-31).
RaeAn is really taking to us and of course we are totally in love with this bundle of sweetness! Lots more smiles these days with less periods of shock. She’s loving all of us, especially her big brothers! Mornings and afternoons have been so much fun. Night times are hard, putting her to sleep. But that’s always difficult with babies, they don’t like to go to sleep!
Yesterday were were given notarized copies of her Chinese Birth Certificate, Abandonment Certificate, and Adoption Certificate. Today we received her Chinese Passport and letter certifying that her Adoption complied with all of the Hague Standards and Rules (meaning that her adoption is legal according to international standards).
In just a few hours we’ll board another plane and fly south about an hour and a half to the city of Guangzhou. Tomorrow she’ll have her medical exam in preparation for our U.S. Consulate appointment on Tuesday. This week was China paperwork processing. Next week is US paperwork processing. Oh, the fun continues!
According to China, her adoption is final! She’s our baby girl forever and ever!
We are so thankful for your prayers for our family. We are “bonding” well and enjoying wonderful experiences together!