Disclaimer. We are not allowed to post pics of him until he is officially ours. That happens tomorrow at the official Giving and Receiving Ceremony. So check back tomorrow morning for pictures!
We took a cab over to the orphanage just at the beginning of rush hour. The orphanage is in another district and there is much more poverty and a higher density of living in that area. When we got to the orphanage, we were greeted by Loan, the worker for our Canadian agency. She is a lovely woman and very warm and helpful. We were then brought into the Director's office where the Director of the orphanage greeted us and hosted us with a yummy snack of tangerines, homemade rice cakes, yucca and chocopies. We chatted as we waited for our little Jadon to be brought down.
|The orphanage has a climbing structure and slide inside|
|Lots of kid friendly decorations|
|A row of riding toys. We have a video of Jadon putting on a show with one of these|
We were then brought upstairs where we were shown the room that Jadon lived in for most of his life. We saw his own crib, as well as the many nannies that cared for him. There were many other little ones in the room.
|The room where Jadon lived and some of the nannies who cared for him|
|This was Jadon's crib and his near neighbours|
|Some of the dedicated nannies that cared for Jadon, and some of Jadon's room mates|
|Sara with the head nanny of Jadon's room|
|Hudson getting a smile from yet another little orphan. He just went from crib to crib getting them all smiling!|
|Rykauna thought this little guy was a blast and cuddled with him as she walked around|
|This little girl crawled around and followed Li Lin wherever she went|
|Some of the older orphans came to say hello as we were leaving|
We gave him a bottle at bed time and Sara lay with him. He was moving around a bit so she laid him on her chest and he cuddled right up and fell asleep almost immediately. As Sara was tucking in Li Lin a little while later, Li Lin looked up at Sara and said "Mommy, thank-you for adopting me a little brother!" Love truly does multiply here!