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Monday, August 9, 2010

Gotcha Day Number One - Perfect

This morning we arrived at the Civil Affairs office a few minutes ahead of the orphanage officials who escorted Rosie. I was worried that she would be reluctant or afraid. As you can see from the pictures, she was a little nervous (as were we !) but she quickly recovered and enjoyed having her picture taken and being in the spotlight all day. We signed our names dozens of times - in hotel rooms, notary offices, civil affairs offices; added our red fingerprints, and Rosie even gave a red footprint. We gave statements about why we wanted to adopt her and promised never to abandon her. Since she is over 10, Rosie was asked privately whether she really wanted to be adopted by us. By the end of the day we got the official red document saying that as far as China is concerned, Rosie is now ours! It will be 11 more days before the American consulate agrees.


When we stopped by the hotel in the middle of the day and I showed Rosie the clothes I had brought for her, she asked if she could change into something. She loves pink! hooray, my favorite color! She wanted to do her nails immediately but I told her that would have to wait until after dinner.
She also loves bling. I wanted to buy her some cute, comfortable sandals (her feet are 2 very different sizes but she walks much better than I expected) and it was almost impossible to persuade her to try anything that wasn't shiny pink plastic. I finally gave her the choice of anything from a certain rack but she still managed to pick some that could not possibly be called comfortable. They do match her dress perfectly, so I'll give her points for that :). She is now playing with Ric's leapster - electronic things seem to cross all langauge barriers.
Thank you for all your prayers! Keep them coming! The support is SOO encouraging.
























16 comments:

cjw said...

Wow, she is so beautiful!!!!!

npcorbin said...
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npcorbin said...

She is so beautiful! I have tears pouring down my face! She We share in this joy and excitement with you all! Sounds like she has quite the personality and will fit right into all the "bling" around here!

bass family said...

yay! What great news!! I'm so glad things went so smoothly. Praying that trend continues :)

Amanda said...

She is so pretty! And you can tell that the three of you are having fun together. Can't wait to meet her and Dominic!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for filling us in. I just love getting to hear the stories. They bring back so many wonderful memories. We will definitely be keeping you in our prayers. Janet

Cathy M said...

How exciting, prayers answered!!! She is adorable and looks like she will so enjoy being a part!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing with you all!!!!!
Can't wait to meet her and Dominic.
You all are in our prayers.
We love you,
Tom & Lainey

Joke said...

Dear family, through Camila (who is part of the same church I attend) I was asked to pray for Rosie and Dominique. She also pointed me to your blog. There is soo much love pouring from these pages, I am thankful to be part of praying for you now. I am truly blessed. And wow! Rosie is so beautiful, it is a joy to watch her and to read all you write about her. Many blessings from Holland.

Abigail said...

I love her already!

The Kenworthy's said...

All of you are glowing... what an amazing journey.. she is so very blessed to have the two of you as parents!

Julia said...

Can't wait to meet you, Rosie! Welcome to the family!

Aunt Julie said...

Yee-haw, How wonderful, the smiles, the finger/foot prints, the shoes...all of it! Rosie, your Aunt from Tennessee sends her love, Welcome to the (W)right family!
"Hello" from cousin Keaton as well.

Anonymous said...

wow, what an inspiration!

Tim said...

What a beautiful daughter! You are blessed!

Karen Baker said...

I LOVE IT ALL!!!! Just got on your blog tonight and cant wait to show MK tomorrow!!!!! So glad all is well with Rosie----will keep praying!!!!