Journey to China

Saturday, February 10, 2007

10 February -- Guangzhou

Today was a relatively stress-free day and also included the last official adoption processing that we had to complete.

After eating at the White Swan breakfast buffet (along with dozens and dozens of other adoptive parents), we met up with the other couple from our adoption agency in Virginia and walked across Shamian Island to the photo studio (for the babies' visa pictures) and then to a medical clinic for the visa medical exam. Melissa did great at both places. She received a clean bill of health, and her weight was 17.7 pounds and 28 inches long -- a future supermodel!

We met up with our facilitator and the other family for an afternoon outing to a Buddhist temple, the Sun Yat-Sen memorial hall (Sun Yat-Sen was the founder of the Chinese republic), and lots of shopping. We didn't buy too much, but we had to get some Melissa some shoes and we also got her some Chinese lullabies to remind her of home.

We have nothing planned for tomorrow (yeah!). Our consulate appointment is on Monday morning, but we actually don't go -- our facilitator will go in our place. We have to stand by the phone in case there are any questions, but if everything goes well we'll have Melissa's visa on Tuesday -- and back to the states on Wednesday!

Fortunately, I've finally found an English version of Blogger, so we're going to try to update the blog with pictures, so check previous entries for all the photos.


  • At 3:21 PM, Blogger EmmaJ said…

    Can't believe the time has flown by so fast! Glad to hear that you are all getting used to each other. Suzanne, really glad that you are feeling better. Safe traveling!

  • At 8:21 PM, Blogger jack mesnick said…

    Hi all,
    This is all exciting news from China. Melissa sounds like a real prize and I can't wait to meet her. I will not be leaving until the 23rd. Ellie is leaving on the 18th. Call Pearl and see about staying with her and I will see you the night before or before I leave.
    Love to all.

    Dad and Grandpa


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