I finally have a few minutes to get on here and keep going with what's going on with us rather than whining about how hard it is. :) It IS hard. Last night wasn't great, but it was slightly better. I got a few hours rest. We keep trying different things so maybe we'll figure something out.
OK, where was I??? Oh yeah, according to China, she is definitely ours. We signed those papers on Tuesday. Wednesday in Nanjing, we went to visit the orphanage. We went by van and it was 4 hours there, but she slept about 1/2 of the way there. The orphanage was nice, but so freezing cold.
Half The Sky Foundation which is marvelous in what it does to help orphanage staff and children. It was clear that Kylie was loved VERY much by the orphanage staff.
After we did a short tour of the orphanage, they took us for snacks. After snacks, we went to lunch with the orphanage staff. There was tons of food...WEIRD food. Blow fish, octopus, chicken, rice, and other things I can't remember right now. It took about 2 hours and there were tons of people there. There were no high chairs (there is a lack of them in this entire country it seems) and so the orphanage nannies held her the entire time we were eating (or in my case, NOT eating) and fed her all sorts of food. Imagine our surprise since they told us she was only on formula! We have learned quickly that not all the information we received is accurate.
Anyway, we could not get out of there fast enough. We were not able to go to her finding place because it was another 90 minutes from where the orphanage was. We do know that the place she was found was a restaurant in the countryside and she was most likely left because of her cleft and that her mom could not afford to have it repaired.
It was another long drive back to the hotel but Kylie slept some of the way. We were very glad to get back!