Two days after we picked up Leah, we were fortunate to be able to visit the orphanage where she had been living. You might be thinking, “isn’t that a little traumatic for Leah?” We were worried about the same thing. And we were totally prepared for one of us to have to wait with her on the bus if she got upset while the other one went in to shoot some video.. but as it turned out, she enjoyed the visit as much as we did!
Here’s the bus stop where Mei Xiang was found
The middle crib is where she used to sleep
Laura Ye Wen Pilchen, another adopted daughter in
our group, used to sleep in the crib to the right
Leah’s caretakers get one last chance to play with her!
Here’s Jane, in front of the orphanage and
holding one of the older kid’s handicrafts
One of the dads in our group, Jeffrey, bought one…
and the next thing you know, we all did!