Monday, September 12, 2011

6 Words

I received a skype message from my husband at 7 am this morning.

It contained six little words:

"You are going to LOVE her!!!!"

He's apparently fallen in love already. I can't wait for my turn!

The guide, Director and his wife, and Brent are headed to dinner together. They are supposed to skype me when they get back so I can "meet" all of them.

SO excited. So nervous. So hurting for this dear family that has loved our girl all this time.

I've received several questions regarding they whys and hows of Alyssia being fostered.
It is not uncommon for children from the orphanages to be placed in foster homes. What IS uncommon is that the Director took Alyssia in. I won't go into all the details, but he and his wife clearly love her. Unfortunately, even if they wanted to adopt her, they could not. Adoption in China is only for childless couples. It is NOT very accepted. This couple already has one child. They CANNOT adopt her. It is just not an option in China.

I find comfort in knowing that the Director prepared Alyssia's paperwork. He had to sign it, making her available for adoption. He knew.

So while my heart is aching for this couple, at the same time, I'm so very thankful for the care they took in raising my baby for this long. We will do everything we can to keep them updated as Alyssia grows.

Hopefully the next post will contain pictures!

I am almost sick in anticipation of seeing her little face for the first time.

I am quite sure that I am "going to LOVE her!!!"


  1. Congratulations, Selina! I am happy for you!

  2. This is so exciting for us who follow too! I skipped down to this post first as I didn't want to spoil my surprise! Blessings to you as you wait for you little one.

  3. COngratulations! What a darling little girl. How lucky for her to have been loved by so many people. Interestingly, in China, we DO know friends who already had a biological child still living at home and adopted a child from an orphanage as well. So it can happen, but is not the norm.


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