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Paying the Consulate

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Back from the Consulate, all went well. Motorbike ride through the streets of HCMC was very interesting experience. Hanging onto the back of a motorbike, having never ridden a motorcycle and Thao can’t weigh much more than 95 pounds! The experience was kind of fun now that it is over, but definitely glad I am [...]

Medical Exam and Passport Applications

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Long day today, and it isn’t even over… Vinh finally fell asleep next to me after being generally cranky for the last hour, and Thanh is playing with Shannon on the bed after already having gotten up from his nap. It is still amazing, getting to know them. Their personalities are very similar, yet very [...]

The First Evening

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

All is quiet. Thanh and Vinh apparently did not get very restful sleep in the car, as Thanh has slept for over 4 hours now, including through rearranging the room (including his cradle with him sleeping in it), room service delivery, laundry service pickup and all the associated bumping and noise. Despite being warned to [...]

Gotcha!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Well, according to the Vietnamese Government we are officially the parents of Tran Quang Thanh and Tran Quang Vinh! We went to the orphanage this morning, and all the preparation for director quirks and all was for nothing, as we met the director, signed the papers, and then finally met Thanh and Vinh. It actually [...]

Getting Ready on Gotcha Day!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Up bright and early to be on time at 7:00a to meet Anna to go to the orphanage. I didn’t sleep much last night, not sure if it was something I ate or nerves or what, but once it passed (about 4:30a) I just couldn’t get comfortable. Shannon slept a little more, but I’m sure [...]

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