Thursday, July 5, 2012

Finalized, West L*ke & trip to Wenzh*u

July 3rd
We met our guide at 9 am to check out of our hotel and to head to the Civil Affairs Office to finalized Aliyah's adoption. We just signed a few things, answered some simple questions and took a few pictures and just like that Aliyah was ours.

After that we did some touring of West L*ke in Hangzh*u while we waited for the Notary Office to finish some of our paperwork that we needed for our trip to Wenzh*u. Aliyah cried herself to sleep as we walked around the lake. It was so hot but simply beautiful.

 After we walked the lake we stopped to have some lunch and then headed to the Notary Office. We looked over our paperwork very carefully and then started our 5hr trip to Wenzh*u to process the paperwork for Aliyah's passport. It was a long trip. The only good thing about the long ride was that we were able to see the beautiful countryside. The pictures do not do it justice.

We will meet our guide at 8:15 tomorrow morning so we can check out of our hotel and go process the passport paperwork, which should take about 2 hours. We HOPE to be be on the road by noon and back in Hangzh*u by 6pm tonight.

We have some more tours scheduled for Thrusday but since Aliyah is having such a hard time we will be canceling those so we can just hang out and try to get some rest. Please continue to pray for us as we have one very, sad and scared little girl.


Cindy said...

Continuing to pray for you guys.

Jeanine Kaminski said...

We continue to pray for you and Rabecca and especially Aliyah. Grieving is so hard and a lot of work. It is heartbreaking to watch. Wish I had answers (as I know you wish you did as well) but you probably know better than I that this just takes time. We've been home since Friday night and our little one still struggles but is much, much better. Prayers to you all.

srandles said...

Oh we are so happy you have your sweet Aliyah. We are praying all of you.

"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3