Since the move, amongst other things we’ve had to “update”, we are required to get a home study update to bring Vivi home. Thankfully it’s not an entirely new home study (praise God!) but it has required a good bit of paperwork. Hopefully, getting the update completed and to USCIS won’t delay our travel at all. God willing.
We requested an update on Miss Vivi recently, since we hadn’t gotten any new news from her orphanage since February.
I asked about 10 questions, asking for her current height and weight and all the other things she might possibly be up to.
What are her favorite foods?
What are her favorite things to do?
Is she walking? Is she talking?
Can we please, prettypleasewithacherryontop, have a new picture of our girl?
Here’s the word we received yesterday:
“She can only walk with support such as by holding on an adult’s hands.
We put correcting shoes on her feet and it’s been improving. Now she only wears it at night. No need during the day.
She can only speak one or two words
She is not a picky eater and she does not have a favorite food. She likes playing with all kinds of toy.”
No new picture, I’m afraid.
But news, and good news at that: she’s out of her casts and into her brace for her clubfoot!! I am certain this is why her walking has been so delayed, they have been working to correct her feet for many months. It’s awesome to hear her feet have not only been corrected, but she can stand and is beginning to walk with help!
Awwww, and she’s talking, too… I can just imagine that tiny voice… I wonder what ‘words’ she can say?
Ooooooh, I just wanna squeeze her!
But no favorite foods? No favorite toys?
Could this possibly mean she’s an easy-to-please, happy-go-lucky child?
That might be the best news of all.
The Ferrill's says
Ohhhhhhh….what a dumpling! Stefanie I know you are so ready to go get that little chickadee! What wonderful news about her feet being treated!
Praying for you!
Colin and Jill Canada says
Fabulous news! She is just beautiful!
I just wish you got a photo! I remember our agency not being able to get a picture. After that I paid for them from various websites (like ladybugs 'n love), 8 months would have been a long long long time to wait otherwise!
Heather Thompson says
She is just beautiful and I hope you get new photos soon! What a wonderful blessing to have her adorable feet already being treated! Can't wait to see her in your arms!!!
The Gang's Momma says
I know it's not a new picture, but I love it. What a face 🙂 And yes, a happy, easy-going, go with the flow baby might be the best news of all. 🙂
Oh hooray for news!!!
How old is she now?
Looks like Vivi will break your record of traveling to China in June.
Maybe a nice cool month of the year for a change 🙂
Hooray for visits to China in new seasons!!
So sweet. I know how hard it is to wait, especially with no new pictures… Did you try sending a care package maybe mooncakes or something to get a picture?? We sent a package and did get pictures but I know some are harder to come by…Praying you get those updates soon!!
Ahhhh! So exciting! We are awaiting TA any day. Can't wait to see you holding your sweet girl! I can't wait to hold mine either. 🙂
a Tonggu Momma says
Ohhhh… I said a prayer for you this morning that you receive TA SOON. This is the hardest part of the wait, I think. We actually waited 72 days between NSN referral and travel, so I know just a small, small bit of the pain y'all go through in the SN program. Huge hugs.
Great news about her sweet little tootsies!!! She is soooo adorable!! I cannot wait to see the NEW family photo very soon!
Praying all goes well & FAST!!
Thanks for the update. What a precious treasure she is.
So happy for your update!
Yeah, finally a Vivi update!! 🙂 So happy to hear of her improvements. I can't wait until she is in your arms!
So wonderful to hear an update!!!!
I have been wondering if you had received any updates or pictures on Vivi. I guess something is better than nothing. She is such a cutey. Do you have any idea when you might travel?
Valerie and Jeff says
Okay, I just stumbled onto your page from another blog friend's fav blog list and wouldn't you know an hour later I'm still reading! Wow. God is so amazing! You guys are amazing! I just kinda read here and there so far and so it's all a bit scattered to me. (Okay I'm skipping around so much I'm lost.) But Congratulations on Vivi! What a beautiful story(s).
We are in Iowa so your side bar on Shephard's foot and that you were at U of I for treatments caught my attention first off. Well, second after Vivi's sweet picture.
I loved your idea of putting out the fleece for God's answer on adopting again … man, I am SO burdened by adopting but I am not as open with my husband as I need to be. I guess I'm waiting for a miracle on his part. It was good to read that your house isn't spotless, you get frustrated at times and that everything isn't perfect. Sometimes I let myself believe that once all that happens THEN I can bring it up again to my husband. Anyway, thanks for the beautiful blog. And I will read through more of it when I get a chance and figure out how you are related to all the things on your blog (like the T-shirts and No Hands But Ours etc.)
I'd like to believe God led me to your blog at just this time for a reason 🙂 Stop by our blog if you find time. Thanks again for your encouraging words in your posts!
God is Mighty to Save isn't He!
Well, that wasn't the update I wasn jonesing for but…I like this one better. This update while much more awesome than a house update doesn't get you off the hook missy!
Awwww..she's such a pretty baby!! She will fit just perfectly into that next family picture!! I'm super happy for you!!
oh so very cute!!
She is too darn cute! Praying you get a new picture soon!
oh I am praying you will be able to go soon!!!!
She is so cute! We just filed a Supplement 3 – it took around two weeks to get an approval. Our move did not delay our adoption – Praises! Hope you are getting settled.
She sounds like a dream, Stefanie!!