The five families met downstairs at 9:15am. The drive to Civil Affairs was kind of quiet. Everyone was nervous and excited at the same time. When we walked inside there were MANY families, most of them already with their babies. It was such an emotional room! All of us were tearing up watching the other families unite with their new baby.
As we saw all the other four families meet their babies, we understood Leah was going to be the last to arrive because she was driving from 4 hours away.
We saw the van that she was in park outside and saw her being carried inside. She cried the moment the director of the orphanage handed her over to my mother.
She was upset the entire time we were at Civil Affairs, like many other babies.
She is so beautiful and has the biggest, most gorgeous eyes we have ever seen!! She looks like one of those Asian Porcelain dolls, or the Asian characters from "Its a Small World"!
This is Daddy signing the contract promising to take care of her for the 24 hours until the adoption is finalized the next day.
Here is Veronica taking the paperwork to Mommy, while she was outside trying to calm Leah down.
Again trying to calm Leah
At the hotel....
My favorite picture....