Thanks to everyone for following along on our story. I really enjoyed reading all of your nice comments. I noticed a few people have asked how you can donate towards our trip. I just added a Paypal button to the top of the blog as one way. If you are not comfortable doing so through Paypal, we did set up a local Bank Account just for this cause. The name of the account is Birth Parent Reunion/Julia Norris and the address is:
212 Marlboro Rd
Easton, MD 21601
I guess I should have thought to do this earlier but it is really not too late since we still have a few days left and I have a big loan to repay when I return. :-) One thing I learned is never travel to a foreign country wtihout a credit card! Anyway, I am so grateful for any help you would like to offer.
I have more photos and stories to blog later today. I have more information about my son's history that has not been shared yet, but that will be revealed in a book some day if I can find a publisher interested.
I am so proud of my son and how he has handled this experience. My brother, sister and I have already noticed a huge change in him. He has matured so much and has expressed a new appreciation for the life he has been given despite the heartaches along the way. He really misses his little sister and is even a little homesick. He has said several times on this trip "I am so blessed." He also wants to learn Chinese again when we get home and probably return to China for work or study at some point. I can not wait to see what the Lord has in store for him.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28