Many people have asked whether Alina misses the orphanage, and whether she remembers the people or her time there.
Alina is becoming more verbal, but she doesn't have the words to tell us what she remembers about her groupa or her life at Solnishko.
Tonight Chris discovered a few pictures on his Blackberry that we had taken while we were there. He showed one picture to Alina. Her face lit up. She started pointing to the faces, one by one. I asked, "Alina, can you show me Sasha?" She moved her index finger to Sasha's face. "Katya?" She moved her finger to Katya.
When we got to a picture of the sweet, little dark-haired girl who took special care of Alina (we still don't know her name), she leaned forward and kissed the screen.