Hannah Qingchu Campbell.
Just before leaving the hotel at 8:30 we stopped to take one last family photo of 4, wearing the new color coming into our house...PINK.
We all then boarded a bus to the government office where the "exchange" would take place.
We arrived at the government office and waited anxiously with 2 other families, full of nerves and every emotion possible.
We were literally counting the minutes away.
At exactly 10 minutes after 9:00 a.m. on October 10, 2011, the door opened and the first little girl was brought in.....and little Hannah Qingchu Campbell came into our lives!
And we all began to marvel.
At how beautiful and amazing she is.
And how happy she is.
And how amazingly easy the transition went!
And then the paperwork began....again.
Then she got her foot stamped in the China "red" ink.
Along with our thumb prints.
We cannot even begin to count the ways God revealed himself in this day. One of the things all four members of our family prayed fervently for was that she would recognize us immediately and not be afraid of us. We were amazed at how well she recognized us from a photo book we had sent a few months ago.
Hearing the boys say, "I love Hannah!" melts my heart every time.
And that, makes us a family of 5!!
And then, we took the poor child to McDonalds to celebrate with Happy Meals and meat filler! LOL!!!!
We THANK EVERYONE SO MUCH for your prayers for today! I can not count the times we looked at each other (with tears in our eyes) and said, "God answered our prayers". We are speechless at how great the day has been. We have only had a few moments where she seems scared and tries to withdraw (mostly when she woke from nap). But all in all, it was a FANTASTIC day!
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
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