Today is the day! Thursday morning we got up pretty early to be at the consulate at 8:30 a.m. in the morning. The only have 2 appointments a day with a total of 24 appointments or at least for adoptions. There were hundreds in line I am assuming hoping to get an emigrant visa. You can't take pictures inside, so we only brought my cell phone with me and afterwards our guide took a couple photos of us in front of the sign. I will add those once I get home and can get them off my phone. The appointment went pretty fast. You get in and take a number. They call you up and you turn in your papers. They look them over really quick to make sure you have everything and then you swear that all information is correct. Then you sit down for a few minutes and they call you back again and you do a finger print scan and are free to go. The visa's are ready the next day to be picked up. On Friday afternoon, our guide picked up the visa's and off we went to Hong Kong where we will leave Sunday morning to head home. I can't believe the two weeks are over! I am so excited to see my family. At the same time, I am a little sad for Avery that she is leaving her birth country, but living in an orphanage is no place to live. Every child needs a family. The next post will be from the States. I still have a few things to share about China as well! See you soon or maybe after I get out of the jet lag coma.