The red couch photo at the White Swan Hotel, July 2000
It was a tradition to photograph the recently-adopted babies on the red couch in the lobby of the White Swan Hotel, also known as the Baby Hotel, in Guangzhou, just before departing for Hong Kong for our return home. Red is an auspicious color in China. Many of the babies were not happy being posed. Our Lili, seated third from the right, looks gravely worried.