|Shenyang Imperial Palace|
The Children's Welfare Institute in Shenyang City is our son's home. After much searching, I finally found this picture on another adoptive mom's blog:
"We were very impressed when touring the facility and meeting the staff. We had the privilege of meeting and spending some time on 3 different days with Mrs. Tan who is the director of the adoptions there. She is very loving and kind and seems very interested in the children's well being."A different adoptive mom who's daughter came from Shenyand CWI sent these pictures of her trip there June 1, 2011 where she attended the Children's Day celebration...
|What beautiful costumes! It is a very bright and colorful event.|
|I searched and searched, but I don't see Junchi anywhere in this pic.|
|See these pink shirts? They are the same as the one that Junchi|
is wearing in one of the updated pics we were sent.
I am hopeful that we can visit the place where he was abandoned and learn as much as possible about his history so that we can help him as he matures. We also hope that we can visit with folks who knew him as a younger boy.
Presently, my heart is heavy with the desire to take our son, Tommy to China with us to meet his brother. We are still so far away from our financial goals, but I know that this will be an experience that we will never be able to replicate and one that will be very meaningful to us all in years to come. I just hate to leave him behind. Join me in praying for the added funds that we need to travel together as a family to get our boy!
Blessings to you all!