|Regional SDA Office|
After our quick but fabulous meeting, we left for the notary office to begin paperwork. We were told in the car we had 15 minutes to decide on her new name. We didn't realize we had such little time to think about it, but after five minutes we came to a conclusion. Her first name is absolutely beautiful so we kept it the same and added a middle (American) name. And I hate to torture you but we can't disclose her name at this point. But, I will tell you her new last name will be Jackson! :)
|Working on paperwork at Notary Office|
|Outside of building|
|Sunporch (without the sun)|
Once our hour was up, R took each of our hands (talk about melting my heart!) and led us to the "concert hall" for a little performance put on by the kids. Our R was a star flower, let me tell you. We were the proudest people in the room. R would look out at us and just beam knowing that we were watching her. We've got a techno, acting queen on our hands! We were really impressed at the work that went into this fun bit of theater, and the kids seemed natural and in their element on stage (something I can't relate to).
The director then, very kindly, brought us some food because she realized we hadn't had much to eat all day. Our orphanage meal consisted of meat (boiled...they aren't allowed to fry anything), some type of rice, beets, a coleslaw type salad, cabbage-filled bread, and apricot juice:
What a long and fantastic day it was! We go back to the orphanage this evening and will be able to visit her every day for about an hour and a half. We're excited to spend each day getting to know our daughter better and better. We love her so much already!
***Until the court approves our adoption, we aren't allowed to share any personal information about R or post any photos. As soon as we get the green light we'll overload you with her cuteness! :)