Dear Show Hope Family,
I wanted to write a note to say thank you to all the incredibly generous Show Hope sponsors and donors for taking such wonderful care of our precious baby while she was under the care of your special care centers.
We were able to bring Tia home from China this past January, and she has now been with us for an unbelievable six months. The time has passed so quickly, and I can’t imagine life without her!
I know in my heart that Tia was treated as a treasure from the moment her care began in the Show Hope Special Care Center in Zhengzhou. She is such a sweet little person with such a huge capacity for love. She quickly learned that I was her mom and has attached to all of us without difficulty. She loves her big brothers! I know that this strong emotional foundation began in her early days, and we are all so very grateful.
Tia is growing strong physically and is almost walking. She is also using a few words and is getting better at these skills each day. Her muscles continue to strengthen; she has put on weight; and she has grown about 5 inches! She has also learned to feed herself. She likes to eat lots of different foods, and she loves mealtime.
I know that she was incredibly fragile upon arrival at Zhengzhou, and I believe it is simply a miracle that she survived at all. Without the love, medical care, and resources that were made available to her, she would not be here with us now, making us smile each and every day.
I–and my entire family–are eternally grateful to all of you for taking such great care of Tia, so she could come be a part of our family. We love her so dearly!
With love and gratitude,
Anna Hayes and Family