Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Finally we have internet!!!
We traveled by bus to Hangzhou CWI a couple of days ago and boy have we been busy! Officials from CCAA, China Center for Adoption Affairs, and orphanage directors from throughout were at the orphanage and we were asked to give our lectures during that time. We were thrilled to be able to have an audience with people so instrumental in making policies regarding adoption. Susan Jacobson from the U of MN adoption clinic gave her talk on what information should go in a child's referral, I gave mine on the importance of gracefully transitioning children from foster care to . Nancy and Kiki gave their talk on PT and OT. It was very well received and the questions from the audience were very thoughtful. During my talk, I felt it was important to give a voice to recent adoptive families. When I showed pictures of Hong Jie, Ke Xin and Shu Yi (Parents...you know who you are...), 4 nannies sitting off to the side had tears streaming down their faces while they pointed at the screen. It sure made my day. Jane