A Happy Ending

McCann Family with Jamie and Ali

Long before I became a blogger or a mother, I was a newspaper reporter. When the earthquake in Haiti devastated the country, I worried that the story of how my friend had worked so hard to adopt a child from Haiti would end tragically.

It seemed that so few stories ended happily. Or so I thought.

Lorraine and Damien’s story ended in the best possible way. They brought Samantha home to Los Angeles last night. She is safe and healthy and with a family who loves her. She dressed up in her new sister’s princess dresses and the two stayed up until 2 am playing. Today Samantha, who turns 10 on January 25, unpacked the clothes, books, and toys donated to her during her stay at a hospital in Pittsburgh, in her very own bedroom.

Her parents say she hasn’t yet shown signs of trauma from the earthquake or her years in the orphanage. “So far so good,” her father, Damien, said. “We are absolutely thrilled to have her home,” he said.

Here are past blogs about the family’s struggle to get Samantha home:

LA Moms Blog Post – http://www.lamomsblog.com/2010/01/one-mothers-struggle-to-get-adopted-daughter-out-of-haiti.html#more

Lorraine’s Letter – http://yvonneinla.blogspot.com/2010/01/friends-struggle-to-get-daughter-safely.html

Updates – http://yvonneinla.blogspot.com/2010/01/la-family-trying-to-get-adopted.html

http://yvonneinla.blogspot.com/2010/01/wonderful-news-friends-daughter-is-on.html

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Comments: 2

  1. Ana January 25, 2010 at 7:40 am Reply

    So beautiful to read about happy endings! Thanks so much for sharing this story with us, Yvonne.
    She IS precious.

  2. Benitta February 9, 2010 at 9:25 am Reply

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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