Nihao From Nanping - Page 1
Dear Families, June 15, 2000
I arrived in Nanping
around 8 am, Thursday morning, June 15, 2000.
I must look helpless standing on the platform at the train station in Nanping with my two bags of luggage, responding "No" to all the questions asked by Teacher Ma, a friend from my hometown. We happened to meet in a sleeping car on the train from Shanghai to Nanping City. She helped me carry my luggage down to the platform, and let me know that she was concerned with my situation. We bid each other good-bye. She departed for a conference in the city of Fuzhou. I began my search for a police officer who had found a one-year-old girl and taken her to the orphanage 4 years ago. This young girl is now happily living with her dearest daddy and mommy in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
I was unable to
contact anyone in this city before I headed for the destination of the
Yanping Social Welfare Institution in Nanping City, Fujian Province. Nevertheless,
I did find the police officer I was searching for, Sergeant Tian, at the
Security Station of Nanping Railway Station. The
officer's name, Tian Zonghua, is on the notarized certificate issued by
the institution, certifying that the girl was found and escorted to the
institution by him personally. The certificate was sent to me by
the little girl's parents the previous night, and I set off for China
the next day.
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