But, first things first. Bela is now in pre-school and while potty training was incredibly challenging for me, we are well past then and are night trained as well. Bela is done with speech - graduating out of speech class 1 year after we started. She is incredibly likable and everyone knows her at her school - she just stands out. She is very active and is excelling in gymnastic - turns out she is very athletic, strong and lacks a whole lot of fear when it comes to climbing on things! She is going to school full time now and absolutely loves it. She has totally adjusted well although she definitely gets attached very easily which is great. She doesn't like it when she has substitute teachers or coaches and takes her a class or two before she gets used to someone new. So 2.5 years later, she is thriving, healthy and very happy.
Now we have been ready for our next child however India changed the process on us which was very frustrating. Just to upload the paper work to the CARA web site has been a huge pain as it's down all the time and there are only so many days per month (one Tuesday a month) that they will even accept applications. However, one day, it happened and within 2 weeks were matched to an orphanage. The Indian government now decides the place we will adopt from and they decided to ignore our require to adopt from the same orphanage Bela was from. So, we are hoping this is for the best. Good news is that we know someone who did adopt from the same place and they had a great experience with their child and her transition. So hopefully we are matched very soon with our son or daughter!