(You can find the beginning of our adoption story here.)
By the time Talitha was in our arms, everyone at Bethlehem must have known she was coming. But still, we included this announcement in the Bethlehem Star, the church's weekly newsletter.
That's pretty good coverage in a newsletter that usually had one line of welcome for each new baby. But Johnny always wrote the article that filled the back page, and at the time, I was the Star editor. So we had an in.
If you click on the announcement, it will enlarge so you can see it more clearly. In the right hand photo, notice the dolly I made for Talitha before she came to us and their matching outfits.