We survived our long drive and overnight trip to Wenzh*u. The reason we had to make the trip to Aliyah's birth city is because we needed to process her passport paperwork. Not all Provinces require it but Aliyah's does. The passport paperwork was fairly simple. Aliyah did have one pretty good meltdown when Joel handed her to me so her could sign some paperwork and pay for some fees. I went to the wash room and had a bit of a melt down too... I had a good cry. It is so tough when you new child rejects you. Rejection is not new to us as Joel experienced it with Dane, but boy is it tough sometimes.
Aliyah did pretty well in the car as long as she was with her daddy. She slept for half the trip on the way there and back.
After we got back to Hangzh*u and checked back into our hotel and had some dinner Aliyah decided she was ready to be out of daddy's arms for a bit and played. We even got a few smiles. She even sat on the floor with me and we stuck stickers to everything.
At bedtime, she even decided that it was OK to take her shoes off...the first time in 2 and a half days.
We are making progress with her. It has been a tough few days for her and I am sure all the travel and different hotels has not helped.
Please continue to pray as we try to bring peace and healing to our precious daughter.