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How old is Abigail?

July 12, 2010

That is the question of the day!  When we received the referral for Abigail, they guessed that she was 3 and a half.  Since Ethiopia generally doesn’t keep birth records, there is no way to no the exact day or even month that she was born.

When we passed court, they created a birth certificate there and gave her Charis’s birthday WITHOUT EVER KNOWING that we had a child with that birthday.  Crazy God thing, huh?  But they made her a year younger than Charis, with the birthday August 22, 2007.  That would have her turning 3 in August.

This. Girl. Is not. Two.  Trust me.  She’s at LEAST 3 and honestly, with how developed her fine and gross motor skills are, I wouldn’t be surprised if they told me she’s 4.  She’s just so so petite.

So on Friday, we went to have her wrist x-rayed to determine bone age.  I got a call this morning from our pediatrician saying they have the x-ray, just waiting for the doctor to read it!

In order to change her birthday, we have to have this information and possibly even a dental exam.

Super curious to know if they are able to tell how old she is since she probably suffered from malnutrition as a baby.

I’ll keep you posted!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2010 1:46 pm

    Where is that picture taken! That is precious and completely captures her spunky personality!!! LOVE her….so curious about her birthday!

  2. July 22, 2010 2:12 pm

    We are wondering the same thing about our little Eva. Her motor skills are great, and I think it’s impossible to go on her language, even though it’s amazing what’s she’s learned to say already, it’s only been 6 weeks. I know a bone scan is just an estimate and that malnutrition can affect it as well. We think she is just two, althought she is the size of a one year old and her birth certificate says she’s 2 1/2. Just not sure if 6 months is worth trying to change. UGH! Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! :o)

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