Saturday, September 30, 2006

CCAI Reunion

On Saturday, our family took EllaKate to the CCAI reunion in Mableton, Georgia. It was a great experience! We arrived about 10:00am and registered. Dick Dietz, GA CCAI Director, greeted us hugs and bracelets. We looked at a photo board where we saw EllaKate's picture and many of the Georgia adopted children from this year. We also met and talked with CCAI's founders, Josh and Lily. They were so kind and wanted to hold EllaKate. She went right to them and we made some great pictures.
EllaKate was able to participate in a citizenship ceremony in which a judge congratulated them about becoming American citizens. All the children went up on the stage to say the pledge and sing the national anthem.
There were many fun things for the kids to do. They got their faces painted and posed for an artist who drew their cartoon portraits. Chinese dancers were there and EllaKate watched them without moving. She loved the music!

We enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch on the lawn as well as talking to many families with Chinese children. It was a special day to see all the precious children that had been blessed with families through our CCAI agency. Josh and Lily reported as of this month, 7000 children had been placed in forever families!!!

Because I am often stressing about loading pictures to the blog, I am going to make it a weekend thing. If there is something really major during the week, I will post then. So for now, I will post again, next Sunday. Have a great week!!!

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