I want to know how everyone is doing, I remember the non ddc club thread from a while ago...
Our little girl has been with us almost 6 months now. TPR happened last month, her parents agreed to it but there is still a 60 day appeal period that we are waiting out. We shall see, if all goes smoothly February will likely be the month we finalize! I am keeping my expectations at a minimum, though, since anything is possible.
We have seen her sisters at least once a month, we absolutely LOVE their family.
We went through a really bad biting/hair pulling phase, mostly directed at our 8 year old, but that's getting better... We just keep working on communication skills and all that.
We are feeling really good about our attachment, have been assessed by an attachment therapist and she was pleased with how it's going, and it's hard to remember what it was like before she came to us. The times of her testing and being really reactive come less often as time has gone by. It is SO hard sometimes, but I know it's part of the process. it's funny 'cuz some people tell me that her behavior is just a 2 year old thing, but it's like a 2 year old thing on steroids... It really has felt like sometimes she is pushing as hard as she can to try to get us to blow up at her, which makes sense given the family of origin and what she lived her first 18 months.