Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Adoption Certificate Day

WADE slept until 4:30 this morning and woke up ready to eat. He had some rice cereal and banana then took a bottle. We didn't get any crying until it was time for that first bath!  He had a second breakfast with us downstairs then all 10 families loaded the bus to go back to the registration office. There we got our official adoption certificate from the Chinese government and made one more stop to have it notarized (which cost about $600)  At that rate I owe Laura P a bunch of money for notarizing all.our dossier documents.

We have made it back to the room with a tired little boy so we laid him right down  He soothes himself to sleep by rocking his head back and forth. He has been crying some but chewing on his fingers. I think there are some molars coming in. Another trip to Wal Mart will be in our future for anbesol.

Many of then other families have to travel today or tomorrow to apply for passports. Wades is already done so we the next three days pretty easy. We have requested a trip to Kaifeng later in the week to tour his orphanage.

There is a park in the next block and the weather is pretty nice so we will put that new umbrella stroller to good use.

And we have a family from Shanghai (ex pats) who are adopting a little boy from the same orphanage that Max was in. They have volunteered there for a while and remember him. They will be able to share photos and stories with Sam and Marc.  Small World


OhQuilter said...

One of the first family photos, beautiful!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Best post EVER!!

Special K said...

What a precious boy...a perfect family portrait..so glad he's settling in.

Salem Stitcher said...

Those smiles couldn't get much bigger!

Robin Vann said...

Great looking family portrait! Can't wait for ya'll to get back home