It's Monday afternoon in China, and as of about 10 a.m. today, our adoption of Sophia Yue Schlumpf Butler is official. The paperwork went very smoothly, thanks to our in-country guide. We got to ask the orphanage rep a few more questions about her foster family, which was nice. They clearly took such good care of her--no skin rashes, diaper rash, and obviously they fed her enough. We were interviewed, got our photo taken, and paid some fees, then it was over. While there, we met a group from Spain with their babies; here in our hotel, two Belgian famlies are getting their babies right now. I can hear them crying in the hallway.
We Skype'd Mimi and Pop-pop (Ed's parents) and tried to reach my parents, Manions and Trish, but Sophie fell asleep before we connected with them. We're all going to take a little rest now. She slept from 7:30 p.m. to about 5 a.m., getting up only once, waking a few other times, but not even crying. We're free the rest of today. Will try to walk around the area near the hotel later this afternoon. The sun is trying to peek through the smog! More pictures to come. She looks so cute today in her little dress.