Yesterday, we celebrated Gotcha Day, which was the day we met her sweet face for the first time at the Civil Affairs Office is Guangzhou China, and took her back to our hotel.
Today is Adoption Day, one year after we went back to the Civil affairs office and completed the adoption paperwork.
When we first met our daughter, Katie Grace Hua Hua, it was the most beautiful and bittersweet day!!!
She was SO timid. She walked up to us as prompted by her nanny. Said "Mama, Baba". Let us talk to her a bit, and touch her shoulders and cheeks, and look at her. She continued to look back to make sure her nanny from the orphanage was nearby. Then I picked her up which was okay for a moment, but when she realized that she was actually going to leave with us... leave her nanny, leave her orphanage director, leave these people she knew and go with these faces (us) that were so different, she panicked. She began to struggle to get down, and then began to bawl.
I will take you through those memories below, with a few of our Gotcha Day videos. These are all really short, so you can watch them quickly.