|Looking at our photo book on foster mom and dad's bed|
Many months ago we sent a care package to Jia Wen at the Shenyang orphanage. There were a few things in that care package: a cloth book filled with photos of our family, two boxes of almond cookies, a letter we had translated into mandarin, and a disposable camera.
|eating the almond cookies we sent|
|Sharing cookies with foster brothers|
We knew Jia Wen was given the care package because we received the photo book, translated note, and the disposable camera on gotcha day. Today, I picked up the developed package of film. What a gift for us.
|Looks like Mama can really cook!|
I would imagine it will be very dear some day to Saidie. I am putting the photos into the new photo book that I made for Saidie before we left for China. It's just a little flip photo book with photos of her orphanage, her friends, and even the few photos I had of Shen Jia Wen. She carries it around with her and sometimes pushes it in the doll stroller through the house. Now she will have even more photos to help her remember her foster family and to calm her in the difficult months ahead as she transitions into our family.
A few of the photos are somewhat poor quality or basically duplicate to one of the others, so I have not included every one. But I wanted to share all of the beautiful photos that would fit here.
|Out for a stroll on the orphanage complex with foster brothers and sister|
|Sitting on her bed|