She was then six months old, and she needed heart surgery.
In April she was able to have the surgery that she needed, and today she is an active, charming toddler, busy having fun and winning hearts.
One of our volunteers, Hannah, has been spending time with Lily every day since the start of September, and this is what she had to say about her:
She has begun to walk and move around and is looking so grown-up! She can say lots of new words and has the best laugh you will ever hear. She loves to build blocks and stack up anything you put in front of her. She loves to see and touch everything, like all the different colors and all the soft coats. She is great at using signs to communicate and she plays great in the playroom. Lily has been such a joy to have around a and such a sweet addition to my life. I am so excited for all that she will do and be in her life. A precious little girl! - Hannah
Yes, this is a Transformation Tuesday post because we believe that Lily will be leaving us soon! Hers will be a domestic adoption and the process is a little different to international adoptions, which is why we haven't been able to put an asterisk next to her name on our website. We are so happy that Lily will be transformed from an orphan to a daughter, and soon!