At breakfast, when we sat down she immediately picked up the chop sticks & began eating!! Precious!!
On the way back to the room :)
After breakfast, we went back to the government office where we received her on Monday to sign the papers to make it official. We had 24 hours to change our minds... :)
On the bus ride there
Then we had to go to the notary to get everything notarized.
On the way back to the bus.... loves daddy holding her now :)
After that, we had lunch then took a 1 1/2 hour bus ride to Hebi, the city where Naomi is from, to apply for her passport. Hebi is a beautiful city. Not at all what we expected. It is much smaller & seemed quaint. The passport officials really liked Jeb (everyone here really does).... They wanted to take pictures with him :)
After that, we went to the Hebi City SWI where Naomi was taken when she was first abandoned. She only spent 6 months there before she was taken to New Hope Foster Home where she received her cleft surgeries. She was taken back there about a week ago to do the paperwork for the adoption. So, this is where she was brought to us from & we were concerned that she would be upset thinking that we were taking her back. But we've heard from so many others that it is good for them & gives them closure This is what we experienced with her and are so grateful!
This is the outside of the building
It had a nice playground
The man in the picture is the Orphanage Director. The lady is a volunteer at the orphanage who translated for us. They were both very kind, friendly people. They acted like they were very pleased with us adopting Naomi & for us visiting them. When I picked up this precious one, Naomi grabbed my leg.... priceless!!! I will never forget that feeling :)
I could've taken each baby home with me!!!
This was Naomi's room
She was unsure & didn't really know what to think
Our family with the Orphanage Director & volunteer translator outside the orphanage. They both asked us if we would email them the picture!!!
This has been Naomi's usual response to the boys.... "the hand" lol
In the van on the way home having snacks with brother :)
Then she began to come out of her shell & laugh :)) Made our day!!
Today, we have the day OFF! We plan to go swimming, go to the park, & maybe venture out to Wal-Mart...... should be fun! Our internet was not working last night when we got in & honestly, I was too tired to try to figure out what was wrong with it! Today it seems to be working fine. I'll try to post more later tonight! Thanks for the prayers & encouragement! We appreciate you all so much! We are BLESSED!!!