Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lily --Mommy and Daddy are comming!!!!

Hi everyone,

Lily Hope Erickson

I posted a few months back that our friend that lives in our city, goes to our church and used our agency got her referral for her beautiful daughter Lily Hope!! Turns out Lily is 11 months younger than Mia and is in the Hunan province and only about 1 hour from the area Mia is from. I am just so excited for this dear family and cant wait to see Lily in their arms in only mere hours. You can follow their journey here. They will be getting Lily in the middle of the night tonight-- Sunday night so when you wake up Monday morning hopefully there will be pictures.

By the way, in regards to the last post, I have been in contact (via email) with our guide from Changsha Hunan (actually the guide that will be The Erickson's guide) and she is going to see what we can figure out. It may work that we contact a local shop owner and send the poster to that person. Then, they post the poster October 28 (the day before her birthday-- I think it was actually her birthday but she was abandoned on October 29 and they deemed that day her birthday), take a picture of it to email me so I know they posted it and then I will pay the shop owner-- or pay them whenever. That is what I would like to do in my perfect world but who knows. Susan (my guide in Hunan) will help me put the pieces together. Yueyang County is 2 hours north of Changsha, where Susan lives, but she can at least make the phone calls. We will see but I just really feel compelled to do this. I will keep you updated.


  1. I will be watching for the arrival of Lily...
    I am sooo excited...
    Love watching Gotcha Day's..
    I am soo glad you found someone to post... that is amazing..
    Have a Great Week..

  2. can't wait to see Lily in her Mom & Dad's arms!!

  3. I can't wait to see Lily! So exciting!!

  4. What a cutie! I love Gotcha Days, too! I love your idea to leave a message that may get to Mia's birthmother. That is very special to try and reach out and maybe bring some peace to a birth mother's heart. How unselfish of you! I must admit- there are very few days that Meighan's birthmother enters my thoughts. Not trying to be rude or thoughtless... I just look at her sweet face and know she is my daughter. I forget that great sacrifice has brought me the greatest of joy.

    See ya!

  5. How exciting for your friend! It still amazes me that she is in the same province as Mia was!

    I'm also excited to see what happens with the poster.