We are here in Grace's province, Xian. We arrived here late Sunday night (China time). We checked into our hotel and went to sleep. The next day we were supposed to meet Grace at 2:30, so we had all morning to explore. The hotel didn't have any wifi and was being renovated so we asked to move hotels and now we are in a great hotel with wifi in the lobby area but not in the rooms. It is making istanbul super tough to skype with Ian and we are missing him soooooo much!!
Anyway, after we changed hotels it was time to go get Grace. We ended up waiting over an hour and a half for her to arrive (traffic here is horrible). When she came in she was escorted by the director of Starfish and her nanny. I was praying her nanny wouldn't bring her since Grace is so attached to her but I am aslso glad the nanny got to see us so she could feel better about letting Grace go. Grace was not happy at all!!!!!!! She eventually let David hold her but she doesn't like me at all!!! Needless to say we didn't get any pictures of her at all! After the exchange we headed to get Graces passport picture. Then once we got back to the hotel I left David with Grace and walked Pizza Hut to get our dinner. Grace fell asleep soon after and slept all night long.
Today we took Grace back to the civil affairs office to finalize the adoption. David had to give her to me while he did paperwork and Grace was NOT happy about it at all. By the time I gave her back to David I was trying to hold back my tears!! It is not fun at all when your child recoils at your touch!!! Poor David is having to do everything for Grace, if I try to touch her she moves my hand. She did let me feed her some watermelon this morning but that is all the interaction we have had. I know it will get better, but let me tell you, my heart is breaking a bit!!
We are headed tonWalmart once Grace gets up from her nap...that should be fun. With the Internet the way it is here in this hotel, I might not be able to post pics until we get to Guangzhou on friday night. I will update when I can...please pray for Grace....I can only imagine how scared she still is.