Pizza Hut in China!
Robert shared several things with us today based on his knowledge of the area and of the welfare system in Tianjin. First, Claire is almost certainly Han Chinese and not one of the 56 or so minorities in China. Of course, it does not make a bit of difference to us but is a little piece of information that may be of interest to Claire one day. Also, he was quite surprised that she still had club feet. He said the welfare system had been good about getting repair surgery for club feet and thought she most have slipped through the cracks. I think it may be possible that due to her low muscle tone and reflex, they felt she would never walk and there was no point in correcting her feet. I don't know that for sure but we are hoping they can be corrected non-surgically, so I for one, am fine with the fact she did not have surgery. I have read that the surgery done here could have made it worse or caused her to be in pain as she grows up. I also don't know that for sure but we are planning to have her evaluated by a Ponsetti Doctor when we get her home!