Today marks day 33 since we’ve been logged in at the CCAA. Lately TAs for the special needs program have been coming really quickly, some as soon as 45-65 days post LID. I don’t know if that trend will hold true for us, but a girl can hope, right? I find myself starting to really believe she’s coming home soon and I start to get butterflies in my stomach. Will she like me? Will she grieve terribly? Will there be anything I can do to comfort her? I have tried to get ready by reading a lot about toddler adoption, but reading can only prepare you to a certain extent, reality can be a long way off from words on a page. We haven’t received any updates or recent pictures of our girl, much to my dismay. My agency has offered to send a list of questions to the SWI so that they will hopefully be answered and returned to us on adoption day. I tried to ask questions that would help with her transition like, “When she’s upset, what comforts her?” I am hoping that the answers give me enough insight into her personality to help us get through the first few days together.
Here are some pics I took from our trip to the park yesterday. Isabelle’s favorite is still the swing.