We met her officially today!! After a meeting with the orphanage director to review her social and medical history, Zoya was brought in to meet us. Interestingly, another adoptive family, the Whites (adopting 3), were there, and we got to see each other meeting each other's kids. It was really special to be in on that, kind of like witnessing child birth....of triplets, ha! I believe the Whites captured our introduction video, but getting the video from their video camera to this blog might be a little difficult, so you'll have to use your imagination for now. Zoya was dressed pretty with her hair all fixed up, and was already smiling when they brought her in to us. She went right up into John's lap.
Our translator told us that while her nanny was getting her dressed up, she asked if today was the day she was getting a mommy and a daddy? Oh, my heart. I wonder if she already knew we were 'the ones'? Who knows. This precious girl has already faced so many challenges in her short little life and has been waiting a very long time for a family to love her and a community to embrace her. Please love her with us. Our visit was very short because it was lunch time. But before she went back, she went to the candy jar in the director's office, and picked out candy for everybody in the room, and went from person to person handing out candy. She blew kisses when she left and we promised to come see her tomorrow.