All of the babies cried when they were taken from their caretakers, but I think Doodlebug won the prize. Every time I reached out to her, she cried. When she cried the caretaker pulled her back. I didn’t think they were ever going to hand her over to me. Once the caretaker left the room, she got better, but it took a while.
We spent the rest of the evening in the hotel room just getting to our new little one. We tried a lot of different things, but still no smile. ..and yes, this is the same dress!
Maybe “cheese” isn’t pronounced the same way in China.
Still no smile, but at least we were able to wash her up and dress her in a different outfit.
Desheng Darling is just thrilled to have a little sister!
Today was our day to complete the Chinese portion of our adoption. We went back to the Civil Affairs office, had our pictures made, answered a few questions, signed our names a few more times, and left with our little Doodlebug. She’s all ours “according to the Chinese govt.” We still have to complete the American side of things, but we won’t be able to do that until next week.
Well, at least Daddy D and I are smiling. This is the photo taken at the Civil Affairs office for our official adoption document.