We had asked the orphanage director some questions about Silas, but never got any response. We asked our agency to inquire once again and finally got some answers...
Here are the answers to your questions:
孩子没有参加半天边基金会资助的寄养项目。The child is not in the program of Half Sky.
孩子所在的寄养家庭没有别的孩子居住。There is no other children in the foster home.
孩子的脊柱问题有一定影响，孩子现在方便后还不能自己清理。His spine problem affect him some degree.
孩子的脊柱问题对其运动能力暂时没有影响. His spine problem does not affect his physical movement.
身高：102cm；体重：16kg；头围：51cm；胸围：52cm；齿数：20颗；His height: 102 cm, weight 16 kg, head circumference: 51 cm, chest circumference 52 cm, tooth 20. Foot: 16 cm.
孩子现在在上幼儿园, The child goes to kindergarten , it may call preschool here.
We have also asked if we can meet the foster parents. CCCWA has made a new rule that we are not suppose to meet the foster parents, but really it is the decision of the orphanage director. We won't know until we get there if we can meet them or not. I hope I will be able to meet them. I have missed so much of Silas' life already, that I would love to get a feel for who they are and bombard them with a thousand questions!
This is the director of the Changsha Social Welfare Institute.
And this is the SWI that oversees Silas' care. He lived here very briefly.
I just want to go now. I hate this waiting stuff. But it will be here before I know it... patience is a virtue right?
I have sent in our applications for our visas. Travelling with me will be my mom and Micah. It is so hard to leave Tim at home. He is so much better at travelling then me. I guess this will be one of those growth experiences. My mom is very excited and I am excited that she will get to see where three of her grandchildren are from and that she will get to experience our Gotcha Day and the days that follow. Micah is coming along to play with Silas and hopefully help ease some of his pain and fear.
24 more days!