Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday: Trip to Zhuhai

On Friday morning we headed about 2 hours away to visit the place where Bailee spent the first year of her life. I had been told by other parents that the orphanage staff were very welcoming and that the place was very nice (well as nice as an orphanage can be).

We were greeted by the people in charge who seemed very interested in how Bailee was doing and were excited to see her. We were shown where Bailee spent her days and got to get some pictures of some of the children who will soon be joined up with their new families.

This is the director looking at a photo album from a family who adopted a sweet girl in July. He was so excited to see how happy she looked in her new family.
We were especially grateful to see the love that the sweet nannies had for our Bailee. We can tell that they shaped her precious personality to be as happy a baby as she is. One of the nannies, Lisa, was especially found of Bailee and cried to see her again. We promised that we would send pictures as much as possible.

This is Lisa.

Bailee's showing off her new walking skills.

 

This was hanging on the wall. Below it were hearts with well wishes from all the other children.
This was a sign welcoming us to the SWI.
This is the police station where Bailee was found in August 2011.
 

6 comments:

Amy Murphy said...

That is so awesome that you got to see her orphanage and her caretakers. :)

angie @ the cellar door stories said...

i have never seen an orphanage that looks like that - WOW!

so awesome you could be there. i'm sure she/you will be very glad to have those pictures!!

Annette said...

I'm so excited that you got to see Zhuhai and the wonderful people there. It made me cry to see them. Lisa is wonderful. She is one of the nurses. The ladies in the pink clothes are nurses and they love the children very much. The ladies in the white are the ones who gave Bailee all her daily care (feeding bathing, etc...). She was very loved! It's wonderful to see how beautiful she looks and how much you already love her.

Annette said...

I'm so excited that you got to see Zhuhai and the wonderful people there. It made me cry to see them. Lisa is wonderful. She is one of the nurses. The ladies in the pink clothes are nurses and they love the children very much. The ladies in the white are the ones who gave Bailee all her daily care (feeding bathing, etc...). She was very loved! It's wonderful to see how beautiful she looks and how much you already love her.

Sherri said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures! Our son came from the same orphanage last march and I remember seeing your sweet girl then. How beautiful that she can have a family so soon!!

jaxgatormom said...

What wonderful pictures! Thank you so very much for taking those pictures for us. It meant so much to us. I am so happy to see that Bailee is doing well. She looks so happy!