Meet Little Miss

1,245 days – that is how long we have been in our adoption journey.  Start to finish.  We started paperwork, doctor visits, and home visits well before our girl was even born. Last Friday we completed the final requirement for Thailand in this adoption.

Hollis - Meet Little Miss

We headed to the Thai embassy in DC. We walked in the doors and fifteen minutes later we were finished. Little Miss is now officially our daughter on both sides of the ocean. I will never be able to write how much I love this girl. She is such a blessing to our family. 


Many people have asked why did it take so long, and why can’t it go faster. There are many factors, and there is a reason for the lengthy process. I always tell people if someone is pregnant, they know they have nine months start to finish.  But when families enter the international adoption process, they only have an estimate of how long it will take.  That’s just life and how it all works.  This process is slow but steady, and we knew that going in.  My goal was to keep my head high and have a positive attitude for this whole process. Was it hard and long? YES 

Would I do it again? 

Yes, and we are!   The process has already started.  Wish us luck, and keep us, baby number two, and the caretakers in your prayers.



  1. karen says

    Beautiful daughter she is so lucky to have such a lovely family, love reading about her, and good luck with baby number two, she will be a great big sister,

  2. Mary Ann says

    So happy to finally “meet” Little Miss! I have followed the story of your adoption journey since the beginning and look forward to following as you add to your family.

  3. Donna Forsyth says

    So thrilled for you all!! It is certainly time for another visit….hopefully you’ll be coming to Florida soon. Please keep us posited on your new addition to the family! XOXOX

  4. Ren says

    She is even more beautiful than I imagined! And that smile! Congratulations and best wishes as you work through the adoption process again!

  5. says

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations on having this process complete. The three of you are absolutely glowing! And yay for #2 on the way! What a blessing you are to these children – and a blessing they are to you!

  6. Donnamae says

    She is beautiful…I couldn’t be happier for the two of you! And exciting news that you are going to do this again! Congrats to all three of you!! 😉

  7. Gwen says

    Such a beautiful and very happy little face, Little Miss is blessed with. Blessing to you and your beautiful little family.

  8. Kris Frawley says

    Big Congrats to you! So happy for all of you and to that lucky baby to come. God Bless!

  9. says

    So happy for all of you and your family! Praying that the new addition will go just as smoothly for you! God has blessed you all!

  10. Nancy DePew says

    Congratulations on ending one long journey and now starting a new one! Little Miss is just as adorable as I remember when I first met her. She is so lucky to have you two as parents and you are so lucky to have her in your home and heart. Good luck on your next “baby”!

  11. Dottie says

    She is gorgeous! As the grandmother of an adopted little girl, I know how much the finalization process means. Congratulations! I’ll be praying for you. You have a beautiful family!

  12. Chris says

    What an amazing little girl and you are a beautiful family! It has been wonderful to follow your adventure. Good luck as you embark on #2!

  13. Ellen Resnick says

    Your daughter is beautiful and you look so happy. Congratulations on your expanding family – how exciting that you are adopting a second child!

  14. Cyndy says

    She is beautiful! Congratulations of all of you, and best wishes, including Baby #2! Absolutely praying!

  15. says

    My niece and husband just got home from India with their 8 month old daughter! They spent almost 3 months there, as required, but are finally home and so very happy to be a family of 3. It certainly is a long process, but oh so worth it! Little Miss is just adorable!!!