Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Girl in the Franz Family Line!

We got Elizabeth today! The day started out with a nice breakfast and a little swimming. Just like any other day. Only this day was over 3 1/2 years in the making.

We arrived at the CAB building at 2:30 and proceeded to go to the 8th floor, where we waited about 15-20 minutes while another group in front of us received their children. Here's a picture of our babies being brought into the waiting room and you can see Dan-Dan (Chinese name is Nan Yun Dan, hence the nickname) with her shoes on.

They called out Dan-Dan's name and Sue went and received her. It was a powerful moment. Here are pics of all of us and our first pictures with Dan-Dan.

Here's a group shot of all the adopting families in our group. Surprisingly, all the children were very calm and comfortable with their new families.

We got back to the hotel about 5:30pm and then spent 2 more hours filling out paperwork prior to getting a quick bite. Dan-Dan fell asleep at around 8:30 after about 15 minutes of crying (which she has a habit of doing according to the Orphanage). She woke up once at 1:30am for about 30 seconds of comforting and slept through to 6am.

Here is a video montage of the day, the families and the finding ads

Tomorrow, we go through the legal process of adopting her in China.


Blogger Mom of 7 said...

What a cutie she is..I can hardly wait for some close ups of just her so I can make a collage for the desktop. What a cute bunch of babies they are. Chinese babies are so adorable.
Congratulations for Officially adopting her in China. Now to get her back to the USA and home. How exciting for you. The boys look very happy with her. She is adorable.
Love, Mom

November 25, 2008 4:18 PM  

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