The picnic for families who have adopted from South Korea through Children’s Bridge was great! Matt and I were a little unsure if we should really go since we have not adopted yet – but I’m so glad we did. Everyone there was extremely friendly and welcoming. They answered so many questions and were very open about their experiences. And my goodness – the children! What adorable little ones!! There was a very nice family with a little girl they just brought home 3 weeks ago – just a little doll!!
We learned lots about travelling to Korea, what to expect etc. We also learned about other events that are held in the area thoughout the year. There is a Christmas party in Toronto each year and a culture camp just north of Toronto. There also is going to be the Jeng Yi Korean Drummers performing at Stratford Summer Music on August 3rd that we found out about – we will be there for sure! We also learned about some grocery stores that sell Korean food in Kitchener that we plan to explore.
We thought we would stay about 30-45 minutes, but we were there over 3 hours. I’m so glad we now have a couple of families we know in the area who have gone through the same experiences, and hopefully we will be able to socialize with a bit once we get our baby!!
I know – too many exclamation marks… but hey – I’m excited!