We got our little Goldilocks. We already had her baby brother when the social worker told us she needed to be moved from her foster home to another. Since we already had her brother we were given first dibs. She was a tiny child that was in clothing sized for 6 to 9 month olds, even though she was 20 months old. She was a very unstable walker and did not smile for more than a month after we got her. We actually spent weeks practicing smiling with her in the mirror. The picture below was taken about a week after we got her.
Happy Gotcha Day, sweetheart! It has been a really long road for all of us, but we are so blessed to have you. We celebrated with pink cupcakes (of course) with white frosting and pink candles. Our kids Gotcha Day is the day they came into our home instead of the day they were adopted. After all, they were our foster kids for 2 years before their adoption was finalized, and they don't really understand the difference between being our foster kids and adopted kids. Once they walked through the door, they were ours, as far as they were concerned. However, we worried a lot about whether we'd ever get permission to adopt them!