EDIT: PHOTOS ADDED AFTER COURT
My husband has selected the file, met, and accepted the referral for our fourth and final child of this adoption, Amos.
Amos was very excited to hear he was going to be adopted! The staff described him as one of the most physically capable kids in his part of the orphanage. They said he is very cooperative and a great helper.
They also described him as uncomfortable being in front of people. They said he spends most of his time in his room. They said he is restless.
Amos is significantly more institutionalized than he was a few years ago before being transferred to this institution. He spent most of the first visit stimming violently, unaware of his surroundings while he was stimming.
He was able to answer questions and talk when he wasn't stimming. He had calmed down by the second visit when my husband returned from signing paperwork. He had fun catching a ball and looking through his photo book.
We are 100% still bringing Amos home, even though we are anticipating his transition may be more difficult than the transition of our other kids. Amos still needs a family, now more than ever. And it is still going to be us.
I will be adding photos to this post after we pass court!
HERE ARE THE PHOTOS FROM THE FIRST VISIT WITH AMOS!!