It would be 4 months before Miss D arrived at our home. 4 very long months. It was a roller-coaster ride (and one that is not for the faint of heart). I had many moments of anger and frustration while we waited for her arrival. We had many false starts and setbacks due to things that were beyond our control.
We had just a few hours notice….. It was 2 days before her second birthday when the doorbell rang. It was Miss D in the arms of our adoption/social worker. She was beautiful. She was scared. She was ready. We were ready.
I can’t and won’t go into the details of her condition upon arrival and the things that we discovered in the first week. I will say that it was sobering and something I never want to see again. So we will be the change.
The good news is that she was loved in her previous home…. no doubt about it….she was loved and cuddled. so she doesn’t have attachment issues. She calls us Mommy and Daddy and has since day one. They were new words to her so it was a natural transition.
Yesterday was the two-month anniversary of Miss D’s arrival. She and Miss S. are more than sisters…. they are best friends and the good news is that have been united and will grow-up together and (fingers-crossed) be adopted together.
She is adjusting to her new home…..and new adventures!!