Monday, June 20, 2011

One Year Ago Today Across The Ocean Far, Far Away...

We decided to start a new family tradition- every year we will re-live our incredible journey to bring home Sasha Jade by watching ourselves on the computer from this side of the ocean... one year later and one year wiser... Your comments are always welcome:

June 20, 2010
This was a remarkable day. 
It started off with breakfast in our hotel...
With our dear friend Amy 
And Xi Xi joined us

Together with our "dream team" of investigators we went to the train station where Tian Tian was found as a baby

I had the name of both police officers who took her from the train station to the hospital the day she was found abandoned and sick. After speaking with us, the main police chief called the officers to come speak to us at the station. One of the police officers remembered Tian Tian and even remembered that he took her to the hospital. This meeting gave me a lot of answers. We told the policemen they were heroes.

They were so happy to receive the news of her adoption and the photos we showed them of Tian Tian made them so happy. We promised to email some more photos after adoption day.

Later we received a call from the head of the police department, they were very moved by the story and wanted to interview us for television. The police officers were hoping we would come back, but we decided this interview might cause CCAA to lose face, and since Tian Tian is not in our arms yet, it is better to say no under these circumstances.
We also drove by the Social Welfare Institute 
Collecting pieces of the puzzle.
Now where are we? An aquarium?

This is a beautiful restaurant  in Liuzhou

On our way to Nanning!

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