I thought that I'd share a little update on Miss. Sophie who continues to wait for us in Yangxi SWI- Guangdong Provence. Another family who adopted their daughter from Yangxi last month found pictures of our Sophie on their roll of film that they recieved back from the SWI after they adopted their daughter. (I am not mentioning their names to respect their privacy). It turns out that their daughter and ours were cribmates! To me this is a small miracle and a gift from God! They scanned & e-mailed the pictures to us, Sophie looked SO SO SO beautiful, just like her big sister Emma. Sophie has a fuzzy head of black hair and soulful black coffee eyes. I wish that I could post the pictures but since they were an email scan and I don't have a CD I don't think that I can. That was not our last Sophie sighting though....somebody from my Yangxi SWI Yahoo Group posted pictures from June of 2008 a couple of weeks ago. I looked at the pictures and guess who was in 3 of them....SOPHIE! I would know this baby girl anywhere. : ) She was laying on the floor with a few other babies and had herself propped up on her elbows, she would have been 7 months old at the time. Again, I don't have a CD of these pictures so I can't upload them on the blog....sorry!
So, as we wait for our I-171H's (FBI Fingerprints) to come back so that we can complete our dossier (paperwork) these pictures give us hope and keep us going on the days that we feel like we will never bring her home. It "finally happened" with Miss. Emma and it will "finally happen" with Sophie too, probably not until November or December now. : (