Seems hard to believe that Lucy has not always been with us but it has been 5 years since that hot day back in China when we all first met. I just wrote the final homestudy and found 8 photos to send to the Chinese government which marks the last part of our adoption agreement. I can't believe that all of the paperwork associated with making Lucy our daughter is finally O.V.E.R. No more reports or home visits or fingerprinting!
Lucy has changed so much and yet, in other ways, not very much at all. She is still, as I mused in this post, quite assertive in making her wishes known. She is no shrinking violet that's for sure! I think the best decision we made about our entire trip was to take Kate with us to meet Lucy in China. It was hard, to be sure, but well worth it in the long run. Lucy looked to Kate immediately as someone who already knew the routine and, most importantly, how to get food and attention.