These two pictures were included in the file we first received. Hannah is 8 months old in these pictures. In the second one, you can see the swelling still visible from her lip repair 2 months before these pictures were taken.
I cannot believe that I waited so long to share this here, but I have been sharing on Facebook. We have been in a whirlwind of paperwork since accepting her file. We have updated our home study, renewed our application with immigration, had our fingerprinting redone for The Department of Homeland Security, put together a care package to send to Hannah, and begun to research what we will need to do to address her immediate medical needs when we bring her home. Because of her cleft lip/cleft palate, she will need several surgeries. We are hoping we will be able to put off her first one long enough for her to bond with us before putting her through so much pain, but really until we have her home and have her evaluated by a cleft team, we will not have any answers.
We received an update with pictures of Hannah at 12 months. She is 14 months old now, but we don't have any newer pictures than this one.
The best estimate we have right now is that we will be going to China sometime this summer to get Hannah. Once we have approval from immigration, we will have a better idea about timing! Hopefully I can keep this better updated as things start to progress. I have been thankful to have a written account of the process here, and now I have gaps!