Friday, December 10, 2004 AD Guess Who I Got to Meet Yesterday!
I took Shannon and Elianna to lunch yesterday. Shannon told me the whole adoption story and also the meaning of Elianna's name while I dabbed at my eyes. What a dumb day to wear mascara! The short version is that they decided this summer to try to adopt, and included mention of that in a prayer letter. Friends Don and Karen read the prayer letter. Don's mother happened to mention in a phone call that a co-worker's daughter was expecting and wanted to give the baby for adoption. Don told Brad and Shannon, who sent their profile, waited, finally heard back, and flew to Maryland in October to meet with the birth parents and their families. The baby was born November 23. Elianna means "God has heard." Halley means "unexpected gift." That about sums it up, eh? :-) Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12/10/2004 11:16:00 AM
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