More on attachment.....
First, therapist doesn't feel like babygirls attachment issues are extreme and definitely not in the RAD spectrum. Not that I love and trust her therapist, but on that I'll agree.
Attachment specialist is giving us monthly reports on our sessions with her and it seems that babygirl is progressing well and on target. She's obviously got some fears and distrustful still, but she says it's also very obvious that she wants to be a part of this family, wants to love and trust us and willing to do the work to make it work on her end. She also said it's obvious that we're naturals at parenting for attachment.
That made us feel really good. I want so much for us to be good parents for our Princess and be exactly what she needs to heal, get through her past and become a regular family girl. On an even better note, the attachment worker said when she got the last report from her social worker, that she almost cried with how well we're all doing together and how good of a job we're doing for her.
Speaking of family, she got to talk to her bio sister on the phone the other day. Daddy said "Your sister sure sounds cute". Princess says "Yeah, that's how she gets you, she's not as innocent as she sounds". lol
That said, plans are in the works to try to line up a lunch date with her sis. She seems pretty excited by it. She also seems to enjoy and get excited about time with her new family and really cares about building a family. I love it.
Today during our attachment session, one of the exercises was using a doll with tears on one side and smiles on the other side. We had to tell each other a story using both sides of the doll. Babygirl told a story about a dog chasing a cat and the cat being sad and not feeling loved, but then the dog caught the cat, told her he loved her and he wanted her to be a part of his family. Not sure what to make of that, can't wait to get the report.