She is very very shy and attached to her foster mother. Obviously she was very scared and out of her element. It was the most diffiuclt thing to see. Our hearts, while we know this is our daughter, hurt because we just wanted to hold her and kiss her.
We were able to spend about 45 mins with her. She LOVES to color and seems to be left handed. We are told she is NOT a fan of many toys that rattle or make noises. She is walking on her own, and seems to be very responsive when someone asks her questions. She can nod and shake her head.
Obviously scared, we were not able to hold her, which was hard but we totally understand and know that with time, she will begin to learn trust with us. The experience of being able to touch her, hold her hand, kiss her on the head seemed like a dream. This girl, who we only knew from pictures, is alive and has a personality. That is just amazing and it does seem like our dream has come true. We are very numb and it was hard to see Sophie leave, yes on a motor bike, with no helmet!! Its ok though that is the way they roll here in Viet Nam.
Tomorrow we check out of the hotel and leave at 6:45am, head back to the CWC to pick up our little princess. The Giving and Receiving ceremony is at 9:00am and will last about 20 mins. Just the legal paperwork and then lunch with Mr. Binh back at the CWC. Around noon we head off to the airport in Saigon and fly to Ha Noi which is about and 1hr and 1/2.
So our first day, while hard was simply amazing.