This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

17 December 2009
















After a little scare as to whether they would be ready by the end of the week, we were able to pick up the kids' visas today!  (Yay!)  We hopped on the Metro after lunch today and headed downtown to the US Consulate.  After a brief visit to pick up their passports and some very important documents in sealed envelopes, we walked around downtown a bit to get a feel for the Centro and for Pai to see a few buildings he'd been hoping to see in Rio.

The kids were real troopers, although Maynara had some interesting comments about Pai's rampant photo-taking:  "It's just walls and windows," and "where's the art in that."  Mae had to remind her, "remember, your Pai is an architect, which means he designs buildings, so he likes to visit them and take pictures of them."  The highlights of the walk were the 2nd floor roof garden on the Ministry of Education & Health building, and the Cathedral of São Sebastião.

1 comment:

The Princess said...

SPECTACULAR!!

Amor,
Vovo