Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mayana - the young writer!

The Young Writers for Adoption who won

AnneMarie and Mayana at the party.

Last night we celebrated Mayana's latest accomplishment - recognition from the group "Young Writer's for Adoption."   Mayana submitted an essay telling honestly about her feelings surrounding leaving China and joining her new family.  It was a moving piece, and the judges of the Young Writer's for Adoption recognized her achievement last night at the International Adoption Center (Cincinnati Children's Hospital) gala event.  Mayana enjoyed a very fancy dinner, together with her parents and her sister, AnneMarie, who was also recognized for her writing achievement - 1st place in her age group.  We enjoyed a fun evening and a very adorable international adoption fashion show.

We are so proud of Mayana's courage and her writing!