Friday, August 15, 2008

A Fine Welcome

Upon arriving in Seattle, Thien Nhan and his adoptive parents, Mai Anh and Nghinh, were met by Son Michael Pham of Kids Without Borders and swarms of TV reporters. Mr. Pham describes the family's arrival in the US as follows:
"Mai Anh did a wonderful job even being swarmed by the media with questions and after a long flight. Nghinh tried to keep Thien Nhan from falling off the stroller. And Thien Nhan was totally unimpressed with all of the attention, blowing kisses to the crowd surrounding him and then screaming "Let’s Go" after he got bored."

Thien Nhan's arrival in Seattle was covered by three US TV stations. To read one of the stories, go to: Today, the family will attend a large Rotary Club luncheon.

Mai Anh wrote the following note about their journey to date:

"Thien Nhan slept very well during the flight and slept tight last night. We are in very nice hotel. Weather here is warm and so beautiful. We woke up early this morning and walked around the hotel under sun shine. TN pointed the car pass by and shouted so excited.
TN has a new trolley [stroller] and car seat. It is the first time he sits like this in the car. He looks so serious and happy in his "king seat".

The photo, taken prior to Thien Nhan's departure at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, features Thien Nhan's family and trip organizers Greig Craft (with his daughter) and Na Huong.

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