After getting settled at the hotel and getting some fried rice for lunch, our guide picked us up so we could go get Asher. Although he lived in foster care for years, the exchange took place at the Welfare Center. This is the exact same place where we met Claire for the first time.
But, it is not in the best part of town.
They came in with bags and bags of stuff. Two bags of just food. One had a "Tianjin special food" and the other was full of apples and small oranges of some kind. Those were gifts for us. Then he had a suitcase.
The suitcase was full of things for him. A new outfit, new pajamas, a few toys, something to hang on the wall of his room, a box of Dove Chocolate and about 10 yogurts and 8 bags of potato chips! And, no, they were not organic.