China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, Guangzhou
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Today we decided to venture out on our own, away from the preplanned activities so that we could go on our own timetable. We had read much about the shopping on Shamian Island and since the trip has included a dearth of souvenir shopping it seemed appropriate. The island was 15 minutes away by Taxi. Sometimes the taxi driver allows all 6 of us in, …
We started the day by going to the U.S. Consulate to file a petition for Mia's citizenship and Visa. Some interesting facts we were told about this Consulate office is that it is the Department of State's busiest adoption unit. In 2011, Guangzhou issued 2,587 adoption visas (that's over one quarter of the 9,319 total immigrant visas issued in 2011 …
We are still just hanging around, killing time until we have all of our papers to come home! Mia got her Chinese passport today and we go to the US Consulate to process her paperwork for her Visa and citizenship tomorrow. So, we passed time today by going back to Shamian Island with a couple of other families. We shopped, played in the park, people …
Today we went to the Chen Clan Family Temple (for the third time, including the times we went with our adoptions of Hope and Ellie). It's pretty, but uninteresting to a 10 year old. There's a courtyard with lots of shops around it. All the other families with us had strollers or were holding the hands of toddlers. Jim and I were running from room …
Now we are in the "wait" mode...waiting until Monday so that we can start the U.S. part of the paperwork so that when we land in Newark, she will be a US citizen. Mia passed her TB test with flying colors, which is the last hurdle that could keep us in China. She continues to do great and amaze us with how happy she seems to be. Jim and I were …
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