We sent Bo care package sometime in the summer and we received a couple of photos in return with the items from our care package. We went ahead and sent a second one since we felt confident that he would receive it and we wanted more photos. This is one of our most recent photos. He looks incredibly happy and healthy. We also have numerous photos of Bo with his foster family which we will not post since we do not have their permission to splash their photos over the internet. In the photos, they look like a very happy family. Our thoughts are with them with the big changes that are about to take place for Bo and his foster family.
We have tentative travel dates for January 3-16th. We are hoping that our travel approval gets here quickly and they can move the dates up a little bit, but it is not looking like that is likely.
We did also decide on a name for Bo, but we really just prefer you call him Bo, however he is going to be Camden Jeffery Bo (insert last name). We really like the name, although I do wonder a bit what our New Jersey relatives will think of it. It is an old Scottish name meaning winding valley. Maizie is old Scottish nickname for Margaret so I guess that is our theme, though we tried to avoid that. Naming is a tricky subject. As parents, we really want to name our children, except in our case our children come with history and names. After discussing all the pros and cons of changing Bo's name, we decided to name him the same way we named Maizie. New first name then a family name, then part of their Chinese name and then our last name. This is the name we have chosen but it is not a name that our children may ultimately decide represents them best, and we will applaud their feelings on that matter. One of my wishes in life is that as my children grow, they will feel comfortable discussing their thoughts on their adoption with us.
While in China, we hope to visit Maizie's orphanage. We are working very hard to get the approval. A few months after returning home with Maizie, her orphanage started letting visitors in to see the place. We are hoping that we can visit for ourselves, so we can tell Maizie what her first home was like.
We will keep you posted as we know more.