Mackenzie woke up a little wary of us yesterday, so we gave her a little time to readjust, and after she had downed a bottle, she was ready to play a little. She loves being out and around people…we think we may have a little extrovert on our hands!
We headed down to breakfast, where our girl packed away some serious food. Mackenzie is most definitely not a picky eater, and will try almost anything.
After breakfast we met our guide to go back to the civil affairs office for adoption registration. We were asked questions regarding the adoption process, and how long the process took. We were asked if our child matched up to the information we were given, if we were aware of her heart condition, and did we still want her. We, of course, said yes!
Mackenzie had a couple times yesterday where she grieved quite a bit, but both times she let us hold her and comfort her. The civil affairs office was a sad place for her, and I have never heard such a sad, mournful cry from a child. While I was holding her, she was looking in my eyes and crying, and I could see how sad she was, but I was so grateful that she let me share that with her. We know that grieving is healthy, and while we don’t like to see her sad, we know that grief is a process, and we want to help her through it.
After the civil affairs office, we came back, and I laid down with Mackenzie. She took a long nap, and then we were off again to the securities office, where her picture was taken for her exit visa. We received our official adoption decree, and she is ours!
We ordered dinner in our room, and played with little M for a while. Josh gave her a bath, which she loved! I was so worried about her being afraid of the tub, and bath times being scary, but she would play in the water all night if we let her!
She is quite a girly girl, and loves to have her hair done. She walks around with her comb, and brings us hair clippies to put in her hair (this is why she has two or three in her hair in the pictures)
She likes the bubbles, and brings them to us, but doesn’t want to touch them, as our girl does not like to be messy at all.