More on that another day. Oh, and more on how we go to the region another day too, most amusing/scary it will have to be a post in and of itself!
After arriving in region we were taken straight to our lawyer's office, in this region, you must have a lawyer, Serge and his team do not charge extra for this, but they do pay her! Since we arrived in region several hours later than expected we had to rush. We waited shortly once we got to the orphanage then we were taken to the director's office. She had no time to ask questions, but I could tell she was very kind, and so was everyone else. There were several other people in the room including a regional translator, again we were not asked to pay her. The doctor sat down to read her file to us. As soon as that happened a caretaker walked in with Alanna and sat down across the room with her. I kept looking at the doctor, trying not to be rude. Finally Serge says, you can go get her!! Kiss her!! Hug her!! Oh, thank goodness.
She is soo precious, she kept putting her hand on my mouth so I was kissing her hand and she kept doing it. After everyone was done giving us info., they let us play with her in one of the playrooms for about 10 minutes. The first couple times we handed her something it fell right out of her hand after a couple seconds. The translator said "they said she can reach for something but not keep hold of it" PSHH.. I showed her once by putting my hand around hers and shaking it so it would rattle. Problem solved. She now holds things for as long as she wants to, reaches, switches hands, etc... As a matter of fact there is little we can keep away from her. We are head over heels in love with her.