Our Trip To Adopt Yanmei
We left Copenhagen on February 23rd 2000, and were in China for a total of 11 days, flying first to Beijing, where we stayed a couple of days, then on to Lanzhou, the administrative capital of Gansu province. Yanmei was from Jinchang, a further 300 kilometres NNW from Lanzhou. She was brought overnight by train and "Gotcha" day was the 28th February 2000.
We left Copenhagen with just 48 hours notice - yes just 2 days?!?! Due to some prior complications with the medical information about Yanmei, we had expected to leave a month after the other group members, the last of who were due to leave on February 23rd. However, in the early evening of February 21st, our agency called us and "proposed" that we could just as well leave with the others on the 23rd - we were totally unprepared.
This was the start to hectic couple of days and a memorable start to our trip to China. Read our day-by-day description of the preparation and the actual trip, by clicking on the dates in the menu.
following is an exert of the video we created during our trip to adopt Yanmei.