Today we are meeting you! We are overjoyed with excitement! When we started planning our trip to get you, we thought we would not get to meet you until we got to Hohhot. It is traditional for children to be transferred from their foster home to their original orphanage before parents meet. We are unusually fortunate that you are not being transferred to Hohhot until the night before we finalize your adoption. So today, while we are visiting your foster home and learning all about how you are doing from your nannies and teachers, we will get to meet you! We even get to spend the day with you! I think the hardest part about today is that we will not be able to take you home with us! This will be so hard, but we are strong knowing that we are finally only days away from you being with us forever.
You probably will not remember much of your early childhood in China, so your Dad and I will do our best to document as much as we can during this trip. Right now we are driving through the large city of Beijing, taking lots of pictures for you to see when you are older.
So my darling Will, I hope you remember this day but if not, don’t worry…we will never forget it!
Love you and see you soon!
Mom and Dad