We finally met our Laura Faith on July 4, 2010.
When we first walked in the room I saw Laura sitting in a chair. We were told we'd meet another child as well as Laura so I had expected to see a different child first. It actually took me a couple seconds to realize it was indeed Laura in the chair. Her hair was so short I didn't recognize her until I looked into her big beautiful brown eyes. We gave her a purple puppy and they placed her in my lap and Patrick took our first picture together.
Laura was very quiet and I was happy she didn't cry.
They had told her that her parents were coming and she seemed ok with the fact that we were them!
The next day we found out that she had told everyone that we came for her and that she had one Papa and one Mama! You bet I cried when I heard this.
Papa held Laura and counted with her in Russian.
She seemed to open up with him right away. The
children don't see many men at the orphange so Patrick really stood out.
Notice his unshaven face too. Later in the week Laura told us that Papa felt like a porcuping! Lol!
|Looking at our family photo album|
|Let's go Mama|
|Walking to the photo studio to get Laura's passport picture taken.|