Us heading up to Summer's orphanage.
This was actually one of the first times I held her. And she's crying the entire time. This was not easy for my baby girl. Not one bit. Now, I was prepared for most of it as I have adopted 2 other 4 yo's and a 3yo as well. Though her reaction was different than any of the rest of our kids from Russia.
Everyone was trying to calm her. Many changes were coming her way and it was just too overwhelming for her to take. In addition, she had never ridden in a car we were told. So, they gave her something to help with that just in case.
Walking out the doors of her old life into her new life and new family.
Sorry it's blurry but you can still make out her face. Such sadness.
Clutching a doll and crackers the entire car trip home.
This was the first night home. Just look at her. It is so much for someone so little. I can only imagine how she was feeling. All you can do as a parent at this point is offer comfort. Even if it's just a candy bar.