Yesterday on the one month anniversary of arriving home with our daughter president Putin signed a bill banning US families from adopting from Russia. My heart is so heavy with what is happening right now. I can still see the faces of the children in Ana's groupa. Many of whom will never be adopted. They face a life in an institution because of their disabilities, when more of them would have a chance at a family if it wasn't for this ban. They do not deserve that. They deserve to be with parents who love them, no matter what country that is in. I pray that those who passed this bill will look into the eyes of some of these children and realize what this law means for them. I pray that they will choose to give them the opportunity to be in a family. Because love is always in the best interest of a child. Ana continues to amaze us. She is such a wonderful little girl. In the last month she has grown so much. Her extremely dry skin has healed. She has almost completely stopped grinding her teeth and the self soothing rocking is slowing disappearing. She loves her siblings and follows them everywhere. It is so fun to watch how much she is changing. She is a very, very loving child. She loves to give and receive hugs. She is so very sweet and I love her more then words could ever express. I am so very thankful that she is home with us.