Anyway, moving on… I am thrilled to finally be able to introduce you to Liza’s soon-to-be forever family:
Ever since she was a young girl, Michelle has had it on her heart to adopt from the former Soviet Union, a dream that remained 30 years later even after 19 years of marriage and 6 biological children. Whenever Rick and Michelle would discuss adoption it was always something they would do “someday”, once their biological children were grown. All that changed this past June however when Michelle stumbled across the “available to large families” link on the Reece’s Rainbow website. It was there that she and her entire family fell in love with the first of two beautiful little girls who will soon become their daughters. While looking for more information on “Girl no. 1” Michelle came across a picture of Liza and her smile immediately caught her attention (no surprise there!). Here is where things get really fun… Not long after seeing Liza’s picture on the Ukrainian website, Michelle “randomly” stumbled across my blog and lo and behold she saw a picture on my sidebar of the little girl who had captured their hearts.
Michelle and I began e-mailing back and forth and as they fell more and more in love with Liza, I fell more in love with them as the perfect family for “my” girl. There was just one problem, they were facing an upcoming move to a different state and could not begin the adoption process until they were settled in their new home. For that reason, they could not officially commit to Liza and her picture remained on the “waiting children” section of Reece’s Rainbow. When I heard that another family was committing to Liza I had mixed emotions… Of course I was thrilled that my girl “officially” had a family and it was obvious that they were a wonderful family who loved her very much but deep down I was also a little bit sad because I had really thought that Rick and Michelle were “the ones” for her. Well, as it turns out… they are!!! The other family is searching and praying about the daughter God has for them and Rick and Michelle are actively pursuing the adoption of Liza and “Girl no. 1” (who they will be naming Olivia).