Passport, ZhouKou and saying goodbye

First I have to apologize for the blurry photos Every time I hand my camera to someone the photos come back to me blurry. I am not sure why.  Well, I know why at the civil affairs office is because someone switched the focus off to manual, but in Zhoukou I am not sure why.  If I could do it again, I would bring a more simple point and shoot.  So after eating a disgusting lunch at KFC, we got in a van and drove 2 1/2 hours south to Avery's home town.  All I can say is Kansas meets district 11 from the Hunger Games.  After handing over the paperwork for Avery's passport we went to the gate of her orphanage.  Her orphanage does not allow visits.The building looks pretty nice on the outside.  What we know is that it is a newer building and that only children live in her building.  Sometimes orphanages house the elderly too!    We took a couple of photos and as we left Avery waved goodbye. No joke, she waved goodbye!  Then it was a three hour drive home!


Hoots Momma said…
Continued prayers on your journey. Hang in there. I know all I wanted was for Libbie to reach for me or want her mamma and it didn't happen. But rest assured she is a mamma's girl now! Praying in Houston, SAL
Keeping you in thoughts and prayers! ((hugs))
Sending hugs and kisses your way xxx
Francesca said…
is that the orphanage? what a huge building! i hope all the kids in there will soon have a family.
SO glad you got to visit the orphanage if not go in. I think it might be a significant puzzle piece for her someday.
Keep kissing those amazing cheeks for all of us!
Love you got to see orphanage. Glad you have that trip done. Kind of hard to do that with a new little one. Thinking of you often!!!!!
simply bev said…
Congratulations! Avery is one very lucky girl and I'm sure she brings great love and joy to your family. What a wonderful way to start the new year!
Heather said…
Congratulations! BEST Christmas gift EVER!

Safe travels home.
JAnderegg said…
She sits in a stroller. That is awesome. Ellie would not....although she will now. She is perfect. So cute, and fun to see Zhoukou via photos again!

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