Yuntai Garden, Guangzhou- Tuesday

by Ted

Michele and I have now had the girls for eight days already.  We met the girls for the first time on Gotcha Day.  We finalized the adoption the following day in Nanning.  We waited there for their Chinese passports to be issued.  We survived the medical exam in Guangzhou and turned in our paperwork at our consulate appointment.  All of this leads us to our final piece of paperwork which we received this afternoon around 4:30.  We now have one big brown envelope for each girl with strict instructions that we are NOT to open the folder.

I’m not exactly sure what is inside the folder, except I know that this stack of papers needs to be delivered to the immigration officer at the Detroit airport when we go through customs.  The immigration officer will use these papers to process our girls’ US Citizenship when we arrive on United States soil.

We pack up tomorrow to take a two-hour-long train ride to Hong Kong and spend one night there.  Then, we will fly out of Hong Kong destined for home on Thursday morning.  Our initial flight is 15 and a half hours, then we have a several-hour layover in Detroit to clear customs before we can do the final leg back to Minneapolis.

This morning Michele and I took the girls up to Yuntai Garden.  It was very pretty with flowers and plants everywhere.  But it was also very hot.  It didn’t take the girls long to fall asleep in the heat.  Doing anything else just seemed to require too much energy.  Michele and I explored the park anyway, while the girls took their catnap.

Eventually they woke up and got to enjoy some of the pools, fountains, flowers and sculptures with us.  It was a very pretty park, but I totally recommend visiting it on a cooler day.

Jenna

Quinn

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About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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3 Responses to Yuntai Garden, Guangzhou- Tuesday

  1. Looks like they have adapted to the stroller. It will be really great to see you Thursday night. I do not know how many people are commenting, however, several people have commented to me. There are a lot of people praying for you. God bless your family.

  2. Kara says:

    I love it!! Thanks for being so good about posting. We leave next Thursday for China to get our daughter. Your blog has been a tremendous help to us in that we now have a good idea of your experiences. Your girls are so precious and what a change in just a few days! They look incredibly happy and they are just beautiful. Congratulations and safe travels home.

  3. Mike Dickinson says:

    I’ve printed off a couple of the pictures to put on the bulletin board here at work. The last one was intercepted by Betty who was sharing it with Lorri during the 20 seconds it took me to walk to the printer. Your girls are definitely a hit all who see them!

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