Our family with our adoption agency's president, Ms. Wu.
The delegates enjoying taking pictures of our children. LOL! They had them posing, some were more cooperative than others. But with six kids it's hard to get everyone looking the same direction with 4+ cameras flashing :)
Lolipop with the Vice Director of her former orphanage.
Lolipop with the director of the nannies at the orphanage.
Our family, the agency's waiting child staff, and all five Chinese delegates! There is the Vice Director (and I now have her card), the director of the nannies and the three men are civil affair officials.
God ordained that I picked up five gifts (2 of one kind and three of another), I could have never known before we got there!!!
We left at 6:30 in the morning and got back at 10:30 at night, but so worth it! And the kids were GREAT the whole day!
It was such a great day, I considered moving to Austin... and then we got stuck in traffic...
We began our time in Austin with a chance to speak to a couple of moms at a Chick-fil-A about adoption. I thought we were there to eat, but God had different plans. One approached us with, "how many kids do you have?". It was a great opportunity to tell her how God had grown our family (briefly). Her friend came out of the playroom and chatted as well. Apparently they both homeschool and had both thought about adoption already. When they noticed Lolipop's cast, we were able to lead into special needs adoption! Wow! Never thought our lunch could turn into a chance for advocacy! (I was sleep deprived after all :))