Zoya has two different nannies. One who allows her to come 'talk' to us, and one who doesn't. One day last week, when she had the strict nanny, she saw us coming and she broke away from her group and began to run to us. Her nanny caught her, yanked her arm, and yelled "ZOYA!" Broke. My. Heart. We felt so bad for her. So for the rest of the afternoon we ignored her waves and smiles, because we didn't want to get her in trouble again. :(
But tomorrow we will have our official permission to visit her, and she won't get yelled at anymore for running to us. It's been a long wait for all of us!
Here is a picture we snuck of Zoya on the second day we met Joseph. My zoom lens came in really handy that day. It was the day the kids were having their outdoor baths, and she was sitting in the stroller waiting for hers. She was mesmerized watching John tossing Joseph up in the air (which he was terrified of the first time but has loved it since!) Anyway, this is the expression she had on her face the day she first saw us playing with Joseph. I like to imagine she was wondering if she would ever have a daddy who would put her on his shoulders, and toss her up in the air. :)
Little does she know.....
Zoya is a beautiful girl and does have some special needs but we are going to leave it at that for now. There are things we know and things we don't know about her. But regardless of what is in her file or isn't, she is a deserving girl who has been waiting for a forever family for a very very long time. She has lots of brothers and sisters at home who are so excited to meet her. We see lots of potential in her, and we can't wait to see her blossom and grow in a family. OUR family. :)