We are home again and working through jet lag and the normal fog of re-entry into our everyday lives. We have hundreds of forms and videos and thousands of pictures that we are organizing in order to get them out to families waiting for updates and to use for advocacy.
We weren't able to blog last night due to poor internet speed, but I don't want to miss blogging about the wonderful day we had at the Enmei orphanage! It was such a great way to end our time seeing children for this trip. Between giving packages to the matched children and seeing sweet little familiar faces and meeting new children it was just perfect.
Connection is one of those words that adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents use and think about a lot. Before you meet your child it may be one of your biggest questions. Will my child be able to form a connection, a bond with their new family? Will they have received enough love to keep their little hearts open to be able to give and receive love?
We had such a great day in Tianjin!
What should I say about visiting Ji'an? Do you want to hear about the new little boy who was just admitted here who is cuter than cute and sharp as a tack?
Superkids has another team in China. As we are visiting our partnership orphanages they are visiting children whose files were formerly on the shared list. Read about their 3rd day visiting children in the Jiangxi province!
Day Three was another full day.
I was not with the group that visited the Jiangxi province on our April trip, so I was excited to see the children here that I have not seen for a year!
Today we saw more children in Changsha. Many of these children we have seen before, and that just makes seeing them again even more fun. To see their little faces light up with recognition is so bittersweet. Sweet because we know them and love them but so bitter that they are still there.
This kind of sums up how I feel about today:
Yesterday we visited the Shanghai CWI in Shanghai, China. We met around 20 children, some of whom were matched and others who are still waiting on families. We took lots of pictures, did developmental screenings and had fun playing with the kids.