Return to the storm
Hefei is a large industrial city in Anhui Province, where the Childrens Welfare Institution is located. We traveled to pick up Zia here, receiving her and completing the adoption at the Anhui Hotel.
Guangzhou is the location of the US Consulate where Zia was issued a Visa to enter the USA. The Visa is handed over to immigration officials at the US port of entry, and a green card is forthcoming.
Our international flight was between HongKong and Chicago. It was a 16 hour flight over, and 13 hours returning.