Care Package #6 – Happy Birthday Jiao Jiao!

Posted On: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 10:41 am

Jiao Jiao’s birthday is on Monday! I woke up to an email from Angela (at Ladybugs N’ Love). She will ship this package today so it will arrive on Saturday or Sunday–just in time for her birthday. I am so excited!!! I said in a previous post that I would “go all out.” Yes, I’m a woman of my word. 🙂 I did go all out! I had to!! I just want our sweet girl to know how much she is loved and wanted and thought of, and right now the only way to show her is to send her things. So that’s what I’m doing.

The birthday package!

Here are the contents of the birthday package:

  • Dora doll
  • Dress (see other dress pictured below)
  • Birthday cake (not pictured–we’ll receive pics later)
  • 3 family photos
  • A letter from us
  • A SASE (addressed to Angela) so Jiao Jiao can send a letter or drawing!
  • Candy and nuts to share with her friends and nannies
  • Camera to take pictures of the cake. 🙂
  • The dress! Hope it fits!

    The dark pink dress was purchased first, but she was afraid it may be too small so she returned it and purchased this one. It still looks tiny to me, so I hope it fits!! Angela did call the orphanage to make sure they would buy a cake. I also asked if she could find out if she likes dresses and dolls–they say she does!

    I really hope the orphanage is giving her the things we send. I have heard lots of stories through my online adoption “friends.” Sometimes the children never get anything, even though the packages arrive. Sometimes they give them the pictures and nothing else. But there are also some orphanages (and foster families) that really try to prepare the children, give them the packages, talk about being adopted, read the letters to them from the families. I really hope the Puyang SWI is one of those. I guess only time will tell. I have included things for the nannies and other children in almost every package, hoping that will gain us some favor with the orphanage! It will be interesting to talk to Jiao Jiao about it all when we meet her. I can worry about that later, but for now, Happy Birthday Jiao Jiao!

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