Monday, October 25, 2010
Tidbits of information
I have had contact with a lady in the Netherlands since June, when we were both matched with little girls from Guang'an SWI. She is in China now and got her daughter last night. We both have had zero information throughout this whole process of waiting and so I have been eagerly awaiting news from her regarding how her little girl is doing.
She emailed me this morning to let me know that her daughter is doing amazingly well and she feels that she was very well prepared for what was going to happen. When Bianca went into the room to wait for her child, the child was brought in by her nanny and instantly recognized her. When it was their turn to meet, the child jumped onto her lap very happily.
Three children were adopted from that SWI yesterday. A two year old, a three year old and a seven year old. All of them were well prepared and looked healthy (maybe a little underfed) and well cared for. Bianca's daughter even knew how to use a Chinese potty all by herself. The first time she cried was when she was given a bath, but was happy once again when she saw she had new pyjamas. She also knew how to use a spoon.
The hotel is not nearly as nice as the ones in more urban China and the food is apparently not so good either. Bianca is going to try to visit the SWI, but likely will not be able to as it is actually a four hour drive away from Chengdu. We had been told it was only an hour and a half.
I am so excited to follow her blog in these next two weeks (even though it is in Dutch - I translate it with google translator) so I can have a better sense of what to expect. Then it will be our turn to go... 11 more days!