Mackenzie Day 11

Today was a big day for our little princess! Today Mackenzie was sworn in as a US citizen. She is an honorary citizen until we land in Chicago. As soon as she sets foot in America, the process is complete, and official! There were about 45 families with us there all getting sworn in, it was so exciting! Now we just need her visa, which we receive tomorrow, and we can take our girl home! Hurray!!!
Three tour buses drove all the families to the American consulate…
Photo 1 - 2010-08-26

Photo 3 - 2010-08-26

This little American citizen really only cares about her cheerios!

Photo 5 - 2010-08-26


  1. Robin on August 26, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations Mackenzie!!!!

  2. michelle on August 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Joanna-Have so enjoyed following your final leg in this long journey of adoption to your sweet Mackenzie. She is beautiful and the pictures are incredible, you've both done such a fantastic \”job\” of recording your time in China for later years and to share. Blessings to your family of 3! Safe Travels-Michelle Lynne

  3. MsScreensiren on August 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Joanna! Now that I am in Hong Kong I can read your blog and I love it. Fabulous photos of Mackenzie. I can't wait to read about today. Once you post about our drama, do you mind if I put a link from my website…the babyjellybeans for Phoebe's experience?Missing you already!Rachel

  4. Kat on August 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    How wonderful… I got goosebumps just thinking about it.

  5. michelle on August 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Hooray for Mackenzie!! So excited that you're almost homebound and can start life as a family of 3. It will be an amazing adventure! Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  6. Shirlee McCoy on August 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    She is absolutely darling!Congratulations!

  7. Beth on August 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    One step closer to home!!! 🙂 I find it very interesting to follow your journey since it is SO different than the Taiwan journey we've taken. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  8. Girlventures on August 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    You figured out the bjorn! Josh is scruffy! I can't wait for you guys to get back! I'm sorry I'm yelling!

  9. Grace on August 27, 2010 at 4:00 am


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