Monday, March 17 – No one can take her away…


The next morning after gotcha (Monday 17th) we got her all dressed up. Today, she would get her passport photo made and we would go to four different government offices to sign paperwork. At the end of the morning, Eliza would officially be our daughter. And as our guide said, “Now, no one can take her away from you.”

This was me and little miss at breakfast.

She loves her dumplings. Well, her dumplings, corn, rice, peaches, pineapple, noodles and everything else under the sun. ha!P1000545 P1000549

So this is our official family photo! This is the photo on our certificate of adoption. Don’t we all just look super happy?20140317_130344After all of the appointments, we were very worn out. We came back to the room for the rest of the day and evening. It was nice to have some down time with our girl. She is just awesome.

We have been able to FaceTime with our kids about once a day. It is so nice to be able to see them and talk to them daily. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t see them and hear their little voices about everyday. We miss them so much. This family photo will be so much sweeter with Sydney and Ben in it as well.


2 thoughts on “Monday, March 17 – No one can take her away…

  1. Eliza’s grin in the first picture makes my heart melt. 🙂 So happy for you all, and big prayers for strength as you adjust and head back home…it’s exhausting but totally worth it!! Praying for Eliza as she processes all these huge changes.

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