Our new little one is staying with us. She is such a nice little girl. It is obvious that she's been better cared for than Ally was. She's been well fed and at least loved a little. Still, she's spent 3 1/2 years in an orphanage and that is never without consequences.
Everyone we have met on this trip has been kind and positive and supportive. We have one more orphan court and then hopefully we will get to bring her home on a visitor visa.
We are going to name our new little one Sophia Elizabeth.
I won't be able to share her sweet face publicly until our adoption is complete....and that will not be for another 6 months. Unlike having to leave Ally in Bulgaira, which was terrible, this country allows children to travel home with their families while the adoption is completed. That is worth a lot to us...we can wait to share identifying pictures.
Here are a few pictures from her orphanage and our first days together.
We can't wait for the rest of the family to meet her. We feel so blessed to be part of this. It will be amazing to watch her settle in and get comfortable and open up and show us more of her sweet little personality. We're looking forward to watching her grow and learn.
We appreciate prayers as we finish up and wait to travel home.