We saw a picture of a little girl on a waiting child site online a few days ago and requested more info on her and her medical file. She is adorable and has been nicknamed KeKe! She has a cleft lip and palate and has already had her cleft lip repaired and it looks great. She is 14 months old and is living with a foster family instead of in an orphanage which is a better situation usually. We had a international adoption doctor review her file today and I just got off the phone with her. She was very thorough and said KeKe is mildly anemic, meeting most of her milestones and is in the 50% percentile for weight, heighth and head circumference. She has 3 teeth, can crawl and walk holding on to something (this was as of November), she doesnt have much hair yet and is just a chubby little thing at 22 lbs. In the doctors words she said "it's as good a scenario as it gets".
She did discuss some things we would need to keep in mind. Her surgery for her palate correction and what that might be like as well the possibility that she would need braces, ear tubes and speech therapy. She said with adopting a child internationally with a cleft palate they automcatically start speech therapy right away with them . It can help them learn English as well as any difficulties pronunciating she might have.
She is with a different agency than what we had originally planned to use as our placing agency. Its not a big deal to switch and this other agency is also a good agency. They will have a meeting to review all families interested in her and make a decision as to which family would be best for her a week from today.
So we are praying for God's will and ask you to do the same on our behalf. If she is meant to be our daughter we will be chosen and if not well we know our daughter is still out there. This is such a hard process though...you look at their little pictures and you just want to bring them all home.
Praying for God's Will & coveting your prayer right now,