"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our appointment

Went very well. It was interesting and we learned more basics on our girl, and seen a super cute picture of her at 18mos old. She looks identical, same sweet smile, same tiny little nose.... she's so sweet. I love how they pronounce her name here too, its like 'HA-Leen-uh'.

Her medicals state that she has compensated hydrocephalus, CP of the lower limbs and right hand, and club foot. We have no idea until we get to the orphanage to speak with the doctor there if she has shunt placed for the hydrocephalus or if she's had surgery for the club foot, but she's standing in the other pic they had of her, by herself, with shoes on, and her foot is flat and straight, so? I guess we will know alot more when we speak to the orphanage doctor and director.

So now we have free time until tomorrow at 4pm, we go pick up her official referral packet and come back, grab our things and head to the train to go to her region. Please continue to pray that we get to meet her on Friday so we can get things going, but mostly so that we aren't a few blocks from her all weekend without meeting her. :)

There is more I want to share but I cannot right now share it publicly. When we are home I can post more about things that we learned today. But overall the appointment was very easy and everyone there is super nice, they love the kids and want nothing more than to get them home with their families.


Foote Family said...

Becky and family...keeping you in our prayers while you are on this Journey..Sounds like you aren't too far from your little girl!! Sending ((HUGS)) your way!!

Kristi said...

Glad to hear it went well! Good luck on the rest of your journey!!