Early morning wake-up call! 4:15 and we were out the door and on the bus by 5:30 AM for a flight from Beijing to Jiangxi Province. After a extended delay, we were more than ready to meet our babies. David is glowing with excitement... : )
(BJ & April join us and 7 other families to meet our babies who are all from the same home.)
(And we're still not sure if this is really happening...)
10:45 AM and we land in Nanchang. We board a bus for a 45 minute ride and are told that we will go straight to the hotel where the babies are ALREADY waiting! No unpacking, going to the room, freshening up or even brushing our teeth. They weren't kidding when they said to be ready for anything, because the schedule is "flexible."
So we arrive at the Galactic Peace Hotel and go straight to the 3rd floor. As we exit the elevator and come up the stairs we can already hear them. Guess which family is called first of the nine? Bags and coats are tossed aside as we all search for the cameras. This is all happening too fast... and then there she is. Treva is crying, David is filming and Eva is just looking at us with her big brown eyes. Then more families are called and there are LOTS of crying babies.
(Moments after Eva and Momma meet.)
(The first of many bottles to come.)
(It's already been a long day...)
(Meeting one of the Poyang Children's Home Directors)
(The Official Paperwork for today)
(Civil Affairs Offices)
(Resting with Daddy)