A little back story; we adopted our daughter from China in October. She is 2.5 years old. She was listed as having Cerebral Palsy but so far we cannot confirm that because she shows no physical signs of CP, just severe cognitive delays. We suspect she is just significantly developmentally delayed. Not sure why. Anyway, we had her evaluated and developmentally she ranges about 9-12 months old across the board. She struggles with fine and gross motor skills, etc. but mostly with social skills and language. She only says "mama" "dada" and "papa" but always prefers not to speak at all. We have been mostly concerned about the social stuff, she will go to anyone and seek to be held. She really has shown no partiality to us and that has us concerned about bonding. Also she loves to be held but never instigates affection.
Anyway, all that to tell you this...
I just got my first spontaneous hug from her!!!!! I cannot tell you how amazing this is!!!! I was sitting on the ground playing with the boys and she walked up, put her arm around me, smiled, and laid her head on my shoulder. This is huge!!!!
And, as I was sitting here typing she did it again!!!! Bonding and attachment are long hard roads but so incredibly worth it!