1 Thessalonians 1:4

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Adoption Certificate, More Travels, & Elmo!

The last two days have been very busy so I haven't been able to blog quite as much.  We are now in Nanchang, the capital city of Aaron's province he was born in.  Yesterday (Sunday) not long after we got to the hotel, the orphanage staff came to the hotel to see Aaron and then we filled out paperwork.  Then today started early with running around the city to get adoption papers and the passport papers taken care of.  We saw about 40 other families that were getting their babies from this province as well.  It was wonderful to see some Americans, our hotel is further away and there are no other westerners there :(  It was really funny, these families mostly all had babies - who they had waited 5 years for - and they would hear Aaron calling us Mommy and Daddy, and speaking English - they were so confused, it was hilarious!  The Narduzzi's did such a wonderful job preparing Aaron and he is doing very well with the transition.

Today has been tough for me, really missing our 3 kiddos at home terribly.  I know they are doing great, I just miss them and I am so ready to have them back in my arms.  Please pray for them and us, it is so hard to be apart.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) we will be going to Aaron's hometown to see the place where he was actually found, so we are really excited about that :)  

Most of the pictures today are of us waiting and running around town for meetings.  The picture of the paper is our Official Adoption Certificate! Yea! We also watched a little Elmo in the room on a DVD and it was a big hit - he LOVES Elmo!


  1. He's so adorable! I'm glad the transition has been going well for all of you.

  2. Love that last picture! He is so cute!!!

  3. What a handsome son you have! It's great to hear that the transition has been so smooth for him so far.