We got on a train at 6:40 pm yesterday and did not arrive in region until 9:50 am this morning talk about a long ride. It was loud, hot and kept stopping it made it almost impossible to sleep not to mention I could hear the man next to us snoring. I saw so many things that made me appreciate the little things in life. When we got off the train we were meet by Violette and Sasha they took us straight to get the documents needed to visit the orphanage we hit the ground running. As to my surprise they said are you ready to meet your baby, I was like today and she said yes I was so thrilled I couldn't hardly stand myself the day I have waited for is finally here. We drove in the gates and all in the parking lot you could see the toys we went in and talked with the director and she gave us information about Duncan, we found out he does have an older sister which still remains with their birth parents. when they saw that he had down syndrome he was left at the hospital. Duncan has been at that orphange since he was a month old. According to the director he has no health issues other than downs she said he is very active, can feed himself with a spoon and can also dress himself. He started walking at the age of one, hearing all this I was very impressed. The orphanage was not what a expected at all it was very nice and clean and looked as if all the children were very well cared for, the director seemed to really care about these children.
We walked up stairs with the director we were in a hallway and she went into a room and said here is your mama and papa come, I peeked around the corner and there he was sitting in a little chair at a table playing with toys and eating a cookie, I can not describe the feelings I had it was wonderful. He was so happy he laughed with us and at us it was wonderful, he is so full of energy I have forgotten what it is like to be around a 2 year old he was wide open and I loved it! I can't wait to see him tomorrow.