Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 13 - The Safari Park

Well, I think we've now done just about everything we came to China to do. New daughter? Check. Family photos on the Great Wall? Check. Panda sightings? Check!

Today we went to the "Safari Park" in Guangzhou. I don't know what I expected, but the Safari Park by far exceeded all of my expectations. It was clean with really nice enclosures for the animals and, most importantly, we saw panda bears!

Highlights were:
  • buying bags of raw meet to throw to the tigers
  • feeding giraffes leaves from our hands
  • the tiger and elephant shows (two different shows, not tigers and elephants together... although now that I think about it, that would be an entertaining show)
  • seeing 12 pandas!
Today's prayer request:
Tomorrow (Wednesday) morning is our U.S. Consulate appointment. This is last hurdle in WanYing's adoption process and after tomorrow's appointment she should be all-clear to receive a U.S. visa in her Chinese passport and come home a U.S. citizen! All of our paperwork has gone so smoothly so far - please join us in prayer that this last bit all falls into place and that we'll be clear to bring our precious girl home in less than a week!


Laura GarcĂ­a said...

I hope that tomorrow everything goes perfect!

Lou Ann said...

What a great trip you all are having!!Thanks for sharing and I hope tomorrow goes smoothly.

RyRy said...

Praying. I love seeing your new family. It makes me smile.

ekelund said...

Hallo! We are the Ekelund family from Sweden. We have been following your journey day by day, so exciting! We have alot in common! We have one daughter from Shangrao and another daughter adopted 2007 with ABS, almost exactly looking the same as Wan Yings hands! She has been through surgery two times already and will do her last operation in next spring. The surgeon has done a fantastic job with seperating her fingers on her left hand and her hand looks totally different than in the beginning!! Our daughter is a happy, energetic girl and isn´t limited in any way!
We are going back to China in June to "pick up" our fourth and last daughter from China, so it has been a great prepare for us all to follow your blog -thank you for sharing with us!!!
We will visit Shangrao before we go to Tianjin to get are new little girl. We wish you the best in the future!

ekelund said...

Hallo again!
If you would like to contact us with questions about ABS, you are more than welcome. Our mail is: s.m.ekelund@telia.com


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