Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Consulate Appointment Done and Still Coat-Free!

The coat is still off, and Johanna had a fantastic morning! She walked toward the big bathroom once this morning and looked in the bathtub, but she didn't give any indication that she was specifically looking for her coat. I helped her get dressed, and there was absolutely no sign of distress. I think we are actually finally free of The Big Ugly!

After breakfast, Jonas went to the park with Morgan while we headed back to the medical office to pick up Johanna's tuberculosis test results (all good) and then walked over to the United States embassy. There were several other adoptive families there. The whole process took about an hour, but most of it was just waiting for our name to be called. We had our paperwork looked over at one point and then waited again for an "interview," which was just a few simple questions about Johanna and us based on her file. It was a pretty easy process, and now her visa to come into the United States will be made and put into her passport by tomorrow afternoon.

Johanna was super talkative and happy at the appointment. She can now count to three in English on her own and up to ten with some help. She also learned "up" and "down." There was lots of giggling and smiles, and she was really sweet. Everything seems to be going great without the coat. We had lunch at the noodle place again, and now the kids are taking naps while Morgan and Zack took the subway out to Beijing Road to do some shopping.

Not sure what else we'll get up to this evening and tomorrow, as we have some more free time, but we're getting closer and closer to getting to go home, so that's pretty exciting. I sure am going to miss having all our meals made for us and cleaning done for us though!

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