They know us now and motioned she was "out." So, we went to another building and she wasn't there.
Her groupa was at...
the ZOO!!They wouldn't be back until 12. While disappointing for us since we couldn't come back this afternoon...
how wonderful for her and the other kids to have field trips to a ZOO. So, we called our translator to call a taxi to drive us back to the apartment.
Interview and Court
In one of my spur of the moment ideas before we left, I created a photobook online of our family and added the only picture I had of Sarah. I fabulatized it, added creative touches, and sent it off to be published. Our lawyer and translator thought it was beautiful, wonderful, and a great idea. They loved it. However, we cannot use it in court or the interview because I included her picture in it. There may be questions of how I obtained the picture and cause concern. Andy's going to work this afternoon to put pictures of only our family on his phone for them to see. I have a few hard copy photos, but not enough to show the love our family has.
For those coming behind us to the City by the Sea, create a family photo album for the courts and administration to see your family. But, leave out pictures of the child you are going to adopt. Or create two separate albums.
What's Mama have in my bag?
Pudge and Zippy's wonderful mother sent me photo cards with words on them. I laminated and hole-punched them, and we're using them to teach her words and signs that go with them.
The world is our classroom.