A few pictures from today.....
Janie after bath time in one of her soft sleepers (thanks Martha!) and a few more of her being silly!
We started off going to do some paperwork for the adoption. We then played some at the birth home and went to lunch with Deana and her assistant (who is fabulous by the way!). We had a wonderful meal! Of course, we had to use forks instead of the chopsticks (oops-crazy Americans). I never crossed "Learn to use chop sticks before travel" off my to-do list!! Food was yummy and conversation was great. It is nice spending time with these 2 amazing women.
Then we went to the hospital and met the social worker and nurses who took care of Janie the first part of her life while she was in the NICU. Oh my goodness, what wonderful people! They were so excited to see Janie--lots and lots of squeals, oohs, and ahhs. And tons of pictures were taken by me and by the nurses!!
Then back to the hotel to rest and get ready for the day's big event--meeting the birth mother. I also met the birth father. Wow, is all I can say. There are no words to describe those moments I shared with them. Deana was able to translate for us and the three of us were able to communicate our feelings to each other. I was also able to take some pictures that I know Janie will some day cherish! I will keep this conversation private--it is for my daughter to know. It is her story. But, I will say there were plenty of tears by everyone and that this precious child has been so loved already in her short 7 months.
Everyone, and I mean everyone loves this baby! What a precious gift she is. I am honored to be her mom!!!
Edit: OK for some reason the pictures won't load.....I'll try again tomorow...I need to go...sorry guys!