Jingju has been home ten months now, and in that time, she's grown almost 4 inches and 3 shoe sizes. She's lost 4 baby teeth. She can count to 100 by ones, fives, and tens. She's learned how to interact with dogs and cats. She's made friends. Every now and then I find myself just marveling at Jingju's progress adapting to her new life; the subtle ways she's caught on to American culture, claimed her environment, and to my relief, she's making attachments with me, her baba, and her family.