Katie has a few health issues, and the tube you see below is just to feed her a bit of good milk. She eats well, laughs and plays with her siblings. She's sitting up now, and saying "Mama."
She came from an orphanage in Pleven, Bulgaria. She's only been with her new family in the U.S. for five months. This is what Katie looked like in the orphanage, back at Pleven:
Katie has a new mother, Susanna. She has loved and cared for Katie, along with her husband and their other children. Katie has been transformed. See how thin she was?
Update: Conditions at the Pleven orphanage have improved a good bit under a new director. Many of the children have been adopted, for which we are thankful. Katie is doing very well.