She has started to tell us more about her life in China. There were four kids in her foster family; an older girl, a younger girl and a boy. She called the adults grandma and grandpa. They all slept in one room and I believe these foster apartments were at the orphanage. It is set up to house the foster families right on the premises. There is also a building for senior citizens. The older girl wears hearing aids and she does not speak but was kind to her. There was quite a difference between the older and younger kids at the orphanage and the older kids often picked at the younger ones and got their pick of food first. That is not to say that some of these things don't happen here in our schools. Of course they do but hopefully her experiences in China have taught her to defend herself well.
And just to finish off this post I just want to mention that my father just turned 73 and he looks great. He has come a long way but is doing so good. So happy to have celebrated this birthday with him and mom and the rest of our wonderful family. Here is Maya with grandpa, her siblings and nephew.