Monday, December 12, 2011

Gothca Day!! Finally!!! We have our girl!!!

Gotcha Day has finally arrived and we have our beautiful girl!!  

We arrived at the Civil affairs office early and waited for her to arrive. Tim saw her first through the window with Director DIng and Ms. Wu. Jaidyn was very shy at first and did not want to leave Director Ding's side. She seemed very timid. We talked with the Director and Ms Wu and showed them the pictures of Jordyn and Jailynn. We showed Jaidyn the pictures of her big sisters and she seemed to warm up to us a little. She said she remembered them and we told her that they were her big sisters waiting for her to come home in America. I felt sad that they were not here with us to share in this moment and I also thought it would help Jaidyn to have them here. 

We signed the necessary paperwork and left the Civil Affairs office to go shopping for supplies...water, drinks, and snacks. Director Ding invited us to have lunch and we enjoyed a very special time visiting with him. He is very happy that all three girls will grow up together and he asked lots of questions about Jordyn, Jailynn, and our family. Jaidyn had a big appetite and ate very well. After lunch, we went back to the hotel and now she is watching TV. 

She is still shy around us but I hope that she will come out of her shell and trust us. So far she has not been interested in any of the things that I brought for her...a Barbie, stuffed teddy bear, and paper doll toy. I think she may like different kinds of toys. 

I wish that I had learned more mandarin to talk to her because we are not communicating at all yet. I know that will come in time. She is very beautiful and sweet!


  1. Yay!!! Congratulations!! Can you believe you have done this 3 times now??!! Your Great Wall and Forbidden City pics bring back memories of our first China trip, when we adopted Lauren--almost the exact same December dates...with snow coming down when we were there! Give Jaidyn a hug from us! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

    Liz F.

  2. HOORAH - it will come in time - for now just relax and she'll 'set the pace'!!

    great joy for y'all in cincy - hugs -

    aus and co.

  3. Yeah, God is so good!! Prayers for the rest of your time in China to be smooth sailing:)
    Min Sibs momma