We included pictures of Mom and Dad, brother and sisters, of course, the dogs.
Olaf can be a bit shocking if you're not prepared.
He'll see his future home,
and learn a little bit about us.
But unfortunately, he probably won't see any of this until just a few hours before we meet him. At the most, he might hear about us the day before. Every orphanage has the prerogative to choose what information they share with the children and when they share it. Yun Xi's orphanage is not the norm and I wish their policies were different. I'd like to think that he was looking forward to meeting us as much as we are looking forward to meeting him. Instead, he has no idea that a family half-way around the world says a prayer for him every single night and that they can't wait to bring him home.
I'll still send the book to China. It will be worth the shipping costs if he even gets just one look at us on paper before we walk through the door in person. It will be a traumatic day, there's no getting around that, but we'll do everything we can to start off on the right foot.