This blog covers our wait, travel, and adjustment to our 4 year old adopted Chinese daughter Sarah Shui Qing from Nanjing. There are over 1000 posts. I have moved my blog to Catching Butterflies 2. I hope you will enjoy reading this blog. It has alot of information on Special needs adoption. Follow us to our new address Catching Butterflies 2! Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

today was the official adoption day. as far as china is concerned,Sarah is now our daughter. we hang out in Nanjing until Friday. we should receive her passport on Thursday. poor baby was crying on her adoption photo, taken yesterday. she cried last night too. she slept well,and woke up really happy. she has really taken to juergen. she walks very proudly with her tall daddy by her side. she doesn't reject me, but she doesn't want me either. that's hard emotionally, but both boys were the same way. i understand how hard it is for a child to bond to more then one parent at a time. they call the Nanny's mama in the children's home. she loved her mamas, and i am just one more mama.she has never had a daddy, and this papa is about as good as they come. she also seems to adore Philip. its wonderful to see the two of them together. the only problem is Thomas also wants to be the big brother. she doesn't seem to care much for him, or any one else in the family. I'm sure in time she will love us all, it is just a matter of time. she is the cutest little monkey!
after the adoption, we went on a tour outside the city to a farming village. at a farming museum, i fell and may have broken my left arm. i need to make a trip to hospital for an x-ray. i am in some pain. i can only type with one hand, so that is why there are the typos
some other news is Nicole got e-mail from new york,she has a publishing agent, they think her writing has potential! i m so proud of her!