I've been very careful to not ask Sara to hug or kiss me. After all, I'm really just some stranger that picked her up from her home and told her I was her mom.
She's very cuddly and loving. She loves to be held and we cuddle each morning after she first wakes up. (It takes her about an hour to really wake up and face the day.). A few days ago, she started kissing me back if I kissed her. This morning, the first thing she did when she got in my bed was kiss my cheek several times. Such a great moment.
I feel like the bonding is going well when it's just the two of us. I'm not so sure when others are around.
Now I just need to get her call me mom instead of Tia (aunt).