Sunday March 18th 4:27pm…Very Long Day

 

 

Well we’ve been up so long I can’t even remember the last time I got a good nights sleep…I think it was Wednesday. We arrived to Guangzhou, China at 535am after a 15-hour flight. It was so long but we have made it. China, at least Guangzhou, is totally different than I ever imagined. It is so modern. There is a new part they call “new Guangzhou” and it is so nice and clean. The buildings are so huge and it kind of reminds me of pictures of Dubai that I have seen. We have stayed up all day, even though it is our nighttime, and went to a really fun Dim Sum lunch. It was really nice and good food. Also, today we met our tour guides Norman and Martin. Norman runs an agency named USAA-US Asian Affairs. He and his team translate our papers, handle all the China paperwork, and are our translators and tour guides while in China. It is fabulous and when you travel with him you don’t have to worry about anything. It is like a vacation. Our group is very small-only 3 families. One family is from San Francisco. She is fully Chinese but was born in the US. She and her husband have traveled to China with her mother-who speaks Chinese-and their 2 ½ year old daughter (a great play mate for Mia.) The other couple are Chinese with no children-till today. They live part of the year in Hong Kong and the other part in San Francisco. Both families are very nice. We are so excited because we will travel tomorrow at 630am to Wuhan, China to get Mia. Tomorrow is actually her “Gotcha Day” and Tues. March 20th we will officially adopt her. So it is 435pm (435 am FL time) and I think it is time for bed. We can’t wait to meet our little girl. Please pray she will not be scared, feel my love, and not hate me for taking her from her foster mother. 

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~ by Anthony Orzo on March 19, 2012.

3 Responses to “Sunday March 18th 4:27pm…Very Long Day”

  1. We are praying! I think she won’t be able to help feeling your love so try not to worry about that! I am so excited for you guys! On pins and needles!
    Love, Nelly

  2. I am so excited for you guys that I’m sitting here crying as I read this!! What a wonderful day you will have tomorrow!!
    I spoke to your Mom yesterday and I’m hoping to get Aiden for Thursday and Friday:) we’ll have a nice beach day and I’ll take them to a great new park we found recently!
    Can’t wait to get the next update!!

  3. I am so glad you finally have her, it was a long haul but I can see it was worth it just by lookign at the pictures. Can’t wait to see Mia in person and hug you both for doing just a wonderful job.Love and miss you both.XOXOxo

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