A family that recently went to BaoTou for their child got back a camera they had sent and decided to share the photos that contained other kids in the SWI (Social Welfare Institute-orphanage). I quickly scanned and spotted Shiloh HongMei in the red sweater with a white strip and red pants with white lines. Do I detect a hint of a smile in some....maybe she likes to be outside? Isn't she really pretty! The little girl in the gray sweater with the 71 is a friends little girl named Zoey. (They travel to get her on May 26th.....and if possible they will visit the SWI and get pics of Shiloh if allowed.) Of course we will try to do the same for other families when we travel. (It looks like these pics were taken between Jan and March...2010). We have been truly blessed in being able to track down or discover so many previous pictures of Shiloh's early life. Little by little we have some of the pieces of the puzzle for her to one day understand the path her life took before we knew her. This is very important for children who are adopted and really feel the need to understand their past. We plan to be very open with her about her life before coming to us.We are still waiting for our TA (Travel Approval). It is now on this last step that the wait seems to be the hardest. We have shopped and gotten together all we need for the trip except food, which we will get closer to travel. Our guest bedroom has stacks and piles we will need to go through to get to China...some things will go and some things will stay once we really see what our luggage weighs. Of course now the air fare is incredibly high as this is the travel season to China. No matter...we are ready, but now the waiting is so much harder than we imagined. Nana says she pulls these pictures up all the time and it feel like she is watching her at daycare....I guess it is kind of like that...what a cute little smile in the one picture.