This evening we had the absolute honour of meeting a few of the staff who work at the China Center of Adoption Affairs. This is the place in Beijing, China where all our paperwork goes, families are 'matched' with their little ones and dreams are made reality! The CCAA staff are here in Canada for a few days and the executive director of our adoption agency had a little get together and delicious supper for us all in her beautiful home. I think it is more than obvious (from these pictures) that Lilah had a very fun time. She especially loved the trampoline and the hot tub! I think the CCAA staff really appreciated seeing some 'real' families. I'd think seeing it on paper every day is quite different to actually seeing it in real life. They had their digital cameras on the ready, taking pictures and recording some precious fun moments. To all the CCAA staff; it was so nice meeting you, thank you for the lovely trinket box and necklace you gave Lilah. We are indebted to you for all your hard work in making our dream come true. And also a special thanks to Sandra and her family for inviting us to join them on this special occassion, it was indeed a privilege.
From left to right:
Ms. Wu Shuqian, Staff Member of Finance Department.
Ms. Chu Xiaoying, Deputy Director General of CCAA.
Lilah, our daughter!
Ms. Cui Yan, Staff Member of Department 1.
Mr. Chen Yaming, Director of IT Department - Lilah really took to him!
Mr. Zhang Youwei, Deputy Director of Domestic Adoption Department.
Gifts given to Lilah from the CCAA staff, marking a special occassion.