Friday, August 19, 2005
Here's just a sample of some of the places these babies were found in Gaoyou. This is only in one small city and just an example - so you can imagine how many little babies, mostly girls, are just left all over China.
We FINALLY received our third call with our travel dates and itinerary. We will be departing on August 31st, a few days ahead of the group, in order to spend some time in Hong Kong in order to get over our jet lag and take in an exciting city at the same time. On Sunday, September 4, we will meet the whole group in Guangzhou, then on Monday we fly up to Nanjing, the capital of the Jiangsu province, and get our little girl. We'll spend 5 nights in and around Nanjing, touring and bonding with our baby. While there, we hope to go up to Gaoyou to visit the town Jemma was born in and the orphanage she was raised in from the time she was 2 days old. Then, we'll return to Guangzhou for 7 nights, where we will be touring with the whole group, as well as completing all of the official steps in order to complete Jemma's adoption.