We travelled to China with 7 other families when we adopted Katherine. All 8 girls were from the same orphanage. 7 were born within a month of each other. I remember looking around at all those gorgeous babies and hoping with all of my heart that they would remain in contact with each other. I wanted Katherine to maintain ties to these girls who were her first friends. Who knew her before we did. It still amazes me that those hopes came true.
6 1/2 years have gone by and the Yangjiang Sisters are still friends. We see them only once a year, but it always feels like a family reunion. And in some ways it is. This year we met the evening after China Camp at a big pizza/game place. And, as always, it was wonderful.