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A. The Orphanage

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    This album has photos of our daughter at the Hengdong SWI that were taken by the orphanage staff with a disposable camera we sent in advance of our adoption trip in August 2004.

B. Changsha

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    This album has photos from familiar Changsha where I stayed upon my arrival back in China, before heading south, eventually to Hengdong.

C. Shaoshan

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    This album has photos from my visit to Shaoshan, birthplace of Mao Zedong, and about 50 miles from Hengdong.

D. Hengshan

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    This album has photos from Hengshan, which was our base during my stay in the area near Hengdong, my destination. Hengdong County lies just across the Xiang River from Hengshan.

E. Rural Hengdong

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    This album has photos from Hengdong County, chiefly the rural area surrounding the small city of Hengdong where the Hengdong SWI is located.

F. Hengdong City and SWI

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    This album has photos from Hengdong City and its orphanage. My daughter was said to have been left and found at the Hengdong County Farmer's Market, shown in several of these photos.