Monday, August 22, 2011
So today we had our "Gotcha Day" and met our new son for the first time in person. I was overwhelmed at how handsome he was when I saw him today. You could tell he was nervous-- who wouldn't be? But, he let us give him a hug. (Can you imagine Tom Rylands NOT hugging someone he loves?)
I'm sure I will have so much more to say once I digest all of this. I am still nervous around him, but I am trying hard. Below is a shot of us in front of the building of Civil Affairs just before we went up to the 17th floor to meet him.
The whole family together for the first time.
Colin Signing the adoption paperwork
Tom signing the adoption paperwork
This younger boy was there to meet his parents and he wanted to play with Colin. He was great with him and helped make him more comfortable with his new family.
Colin playing with the younger boy. He even snuck out when it was time for us to leave so that the little boy would not be sad to see him go.
Tom and Colin are on a Wal-Mart run right now buying snacks and candy gifts for his friends from the orphanage. We plan to visit there perhaps on Wednesday according to the guide.
When we came back to the room, the guide asked Colin to try on his clothes and we were thrilled that they all fit. Well, the boys are back now from shopping. Time to get busy..... More later.