Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bao'an Reunion!

We attended the Bao'an Reunion July 12. This is the orphanage where Anna lived for 9 years. She had been placed there when she was abandoned at the age of 4 months. This is all she had known, loved, and experienced as her family. All the kids were her brothers and sisters and all the adults were her aunts, uncles, mom and dad, big sisters and big brothers. She was hesitant about going to the reunion. She was worried and fearful. I am sure even she wasn't sure why but once she got there and relaxed a little she did fine. There were several adults who traveled from China to attend the reunion with several of the children who came over to experience family life and stayed with host families. Anna ran up to the first group of adults and greeted them with hugs and smiles. They were snapping pictures of her as she did.
This is Anna with one of the adults who traveled from China for the Reunion

  
This is Anna in 2012, the man in the back is the same one from photo above
She also met a friend, Jimmy, who was with her during her time with ASIA agency in 2010. They were all in a dance recital doing the Chicken Dance.
Anna and Jimmy 2014 at Reunion

Anna fifth from left and Jimmy fourth from left in 2010

Here is Anna with her other Adult friends who came to the reunion from China.

Here is a good friend of Annas who was one of the host kids. He is available for adoption and is a sweetie.


2 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome reunion :)

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  2. What an awesome experience for Anna and your family.

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