Monday, October 20, 2008

Gotcha Day!

The Big Day finally arrived! Everything went quite smoothly, though it was a very long and emotional day for all.

We rode down to Taichung, it was about a three hour ride. They took us to visit the foster family's house, which was very nice.

Mom's First Moments...


Dad's First Moments...


Kai, Mom, Dad, and the Foster Mother:


Family. The wait was well worth it!


Mr. Yeh - our new friend and the best driver in the world! He is amazing. He has been so helpful to us... I don't think we could do it without him. He is so good with children. He kindly took us shopping to the baby store for formula and many other necessities.


And a special Thank You goes out to Gongzhan from our agency, who facilitated the process and accompanied us on our trip to TWCA.

The ride back, and a happy little boy:


A short and grainy video of the ride back to Taipei. (yes, we do have a car seat at home - they just don't use them here).

video

Finally, back at the hotel - father and son!


Sorry we don't have time to write more... just wanted to get these pictures out. All is quite well here!

11 comments:

Paul said...

Congrats!!!!

Jan said...

Congratulations!! How wonderful to see the first family photos of Kai w/ Mom & Dad!!!

Looking forward to welcoming him home!

Kathryn said...

Yippee! Happy Gotcha Day! It is so great to see Kai off of the pink blanket and in your arms (where he was meant to be)!! Hugs to you all!

Kate

Billie Jo said...

It's so great to see the three of you together. I could barely see the video, through the tears of joy. Kai, I can't wait to see you!

Deb-Dog said...

All I can say is that I'm glad I saw these pictures before I put my mascara on this morning! I haven't stopped crying... I've never seen the both of you look as happy as you do now... And Kai looks as if he's already settled in with his mom & dad! He looks extremely happy too, he's saying finally! My mom and dad are here! Yeahhhhhh!!! Congrats to you all you make a beautiful family!

Love yas!
Debbie

Laura Cicconi said...

Such a lovely family. What a joyous time. So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Boy what a good looking family . Kent looks so happy. Congratulations Dad

Sharon said...

I've been crying off and on all morning. We're so happy for all three of you. We love you so much. Congratulations!

Karin and Rob said...

Congratulations!!! Kai looks so happy to be with his forever family!

Terri said...

What a beautiful Family! I am so happy for the three of you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to a special family* The both of you look so happy and knowing your journey has been long and costly. The wait was worth it, and your*ll be the happiest family in Pittsburg. Lots of luck to all of you. Have a safe trip home.

Love and friendship always,
Pat (mon walling)