On February 8, 2006 we went back to the conference room on the 6th floor of our Hotel for the official adoption of Katie. It was so fun to see all the families the next day with there new babies and hear about everyone's night.
Adoption Day Morning
Robert, Sue, and Alexa
Katie feel asleep while we waited. I love this picture except for my half painted nails. I guess taking the nail polish off of my nails was not a priority.
Putting our fingerprints on the documents
Picture with the Assistant Director of the orphanage
Later in the day we took a walk to the Carrefour to shop for snacks, water, etc. We came back to the Hotel room and set up our room since this was going to be our home for the week. We played with Katie in the room. She was starting to feel better and her little personality started to show. We could make her laugh and smile. We were told she was probably called Min Min. All the girls from her orphanage were named Qi Jia (fill in the blank). Katie was named Qi Jia Min. We named her Kathleen JiaMin. We started calling her Katie Min Min in China to put her Chinese name and American name together. This was not planned before we arrived in China. After calling her Katie Min Min we loved it and it stuck. The poor girl has so many names and she answers to them all......Kathleen, Katie, Kate, Katie Min Min, Min Min, Minnie, Boo Boo.....she calls herself Nin Nin. When she tried to say Min Min it came out Nin Nin. Well that stuck too and we will call her Nin Nin at times.
Ready for our trip to Carrefour