We are back in the room, Olivia and Bob are both sleeping. I still have to pinch myself to convince me this is real. I feel as though I am living a dream… a wonderful dream. Our family is finally complete. I can’t wait for Megan & Olivia to meet. I feel for us to be able to give Megan a sister it is a true gift. I feel very fortunate to have siblings. I love my brothers & sisters very much. If we can give our children as wonderful of a childhood that I had they will be blessed.
It is hard to believe we are half way around the world. I remember as a child trying to dig to China. A girl who thought the only way she would get to China was by digging. And, now I am in China getting a beautiful daughter.
China is very different then the United States. I am having a hard time even explaining it. I will forever have a special place in my heart for this country but realize how fortunate we are to live in the US. I hope someday to bring Olivia back to her birth country. Our agency (Children’s Hope International) does tours for families they have worked with. Maybe when she is a teenager.
This hotel is full of adoption families with children from China. They have a breakfast buffet every morning and everywhere you look there are babies & more babies. When you get on the elevator more then likely there are American parents with a child from China. People are from everywhere in the US. It is so neat here at the White Swan Hotel, everyone is so friendly.