So we went to the office building where the consulate rents some space. My understanding is that there will be new building for US Consulate soon, they are in process of building this one. We were in the group of people with 8:30 am appointment. There was I think less than 15 families. We have to do the oath and than they call each family, went over the paperwork and explained us what next. We were called as second family and were out within 30 minutes. Tomorrow our guide will pick up Mei's visa and other paperwork for immigration entry. This is our last official step in adoption process in China. Mei will become US citizen once she step on US soil. I have no pictures from CA as there are no electronics allowed in the consulate.
Mei was dressed up very nicely (Thank you Stephanie and Jason) for the CA and she kept the bows in her hair for more than 20 minutes. It is very important to please her mommy (mommy is trying to tell her).
The museum also holds vast collection of Chinese pillows. There is big significance in pillows. Chinese believed that it is beautiful to have flat heads and for this reason they lay on pillows made out of hard materials like stones, ceramics and others. None of them look comfortable at all. Some of the people still believe this and they lay their kids in hard beds with head in one position. Mei has supposedly flat had and therefore she is beautiful. I do not know about flat head, but I do agree she is beautiful.
Here is couple of examples of pillows. Not comfy, right?