When we received the referral from Chengdu, we signed up for the yahoo chengdu adoption users group. Its a pretty quiet group - not much going on - but we figured we'd keep an eye on what others who had been there had to say.
One person asked if anyone was adopting an older child from Chengdu - she wanted to find some of her daughter's friends from the Children's Welfare Institute. I directed her to this blog, and lo and behold the daughter and Yan may well know each other.
Then the next day I got an email with the title "is this your daughter?" Now, as a mom of 2 bio kids, such a title can be a bit disturbing...what on earth was Mary or Addy doing that would cause such an email to be sent? I opened it and was amazed. The mom of a very cute boy adopted in California had seen the thread, viewed the blog, compared the photos to one she had of her son and his friend in Chengdu CWI, and was very excited to send that photo along. What an incredibly kind thing! B - thank you again and again.
Indeed, it is clearly of Yan, and the one we are now jokingly calling her California Boyfriend. She is as beautiful in that as in every other - and I will post the photo just as soon as I get the other mom's permission.
Still waiting on the photos that were taken last week.
Such a small world. God is good indeed.