When we were reviewing Mia's files, I did some reseach into the orphanage she was living in and found out that it is relatively new (built in 2005) - spanking new! I joined their yahoo group and was very pleased to hear the comments of other mom's with children from this SWI (mats on the floors, a bar to pull up on, mirrored walls, etc).
While reading through the messages on this group, I noticed one mom was bringing her daughters back to this very same SWI the next week (to experience their beginnings)!!!! Of course, I did what any mom would do and I emailed her like a crazy woman!!! I asked if she would try to see, hug or just tell Mia that her family is coming and that we love her!! This wonderful woman emailed me back immediately and said she would do all that could for us !!
What a gift !
The following week, I do indeed get an email from this angel...I mean woman and she basically writes that she saw "Dan Dan" and she is beautiful. She walked into the babyroom and Mia was standing in her crib. She walked over to her and she started to cry - but she looked very healthy and had a great set of lungs (he, he) ~ that's my girl :)
The orphanage director wouldn't let her take pictures, but she gave my angel...I mean woman 2 updated photos for our family!!! These are the photos you see below :
Mia at 14 mos.
Mia at 15 mos.
* Thank you "M" for this wonderful gift you gave my family and I. I will always be grateful and will never forget the comfort you brought to us at a very emotional time. You really are an angel :)