The photo with the bear is dated 10/24/06 and the one in the pink vest is dated 11/29/06. Isn't she cute??!! I can't make out most of her update (anyone know how to read Chinese??), but there are some check boxes in both Chinese and English that I can read. It appears that she is now in a foster home!!! This is exciting since I knew only 4 of the 13 had been moved to foster cared and nine more needed a sponsor ($40/m through www.grace-hope.org) to move out of the orphanage.
She's grown a bit since her last report in May. She is now 33.5 inches and 24 pounds which puts her at about the size of an average American 18-24 month old, according to growth charts. It also appears that she IS potty trained (there was no check mark there on the last form). Other boxes are checked for timid, shy, fairly introverted, having a ready smile, gets along well with other, obstinate sometimes, and closest to caretaker. A new item that was checked is that she CAN point to eyes, ears, nose & mouth when asked (the lack of check mark on the previous form had concerned me a bit). She is also able to put on her own shoes and can button & unbotton her clothes.
Most adoptive parents don't get an update so we're fortunate to have received this!! I love the new pictures which makes it a little easier to imagine what she'll be like in person. I'm excited to get to meet her and make her a part of our family! Hopefully soon! Hopefully Andy and Emily will recover soon so we can start thinking about our next trip. And I hope we'll all stay healthier this next time around.