This is our love letter to our daughter as part of the world wide campaign addressing the very sad situation of Artyem Saviliev’s abandonment and supporting the continuation of intercountry adoption. The "Tell the Truth" campaign is a way of relating successful stories of adoption. Ours is only one of many....actually countless stories of love and hope.
Our sweetest little Annabelle,
I hope that you will always know how much we love and cherish you, little one. When we first met you, I whispered in your ear that we promised to love you, respect you and protect you...always. We are so incredibly blessed to have you as a daughter. You have the sweetest soul and the kindest and most generous of hearts. Thank you for being so brave and opening your heart to us. You give your love so freely and we don't take it for granted. Hearing you say "maman, papa and Yaya" fills our hearts with joy. You are so beautiful, inside and out. Our journey to find you was not always smooth, but your love has made every bump in the road worth it. We prayed a long time to find you and our prayers were answered when we met you. God has a way of knowing who is perfect for each other and you are perfect for us. We are truly proud to be your parents...and know that maman, papa et Yannik t'aimeront toujours.