Jillian Danielson December 19, 2011

Marcie, I am beyond excited for you guys! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see all the photos of her adorable face! #1431268

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 19, 2011

Beautifully done. What a merry Christmas this will be for you! #9877534

Michele Peterson level-classic December 19, 2011

Oh, this is so sweet! I just love it. Can't wait to hear that Hope is safely in your arms!!! #9877644

Joy Rector December 19, 2011

beautiful shot #9877698

Mitch Spence level-classic December 19, 2011

That is so very exciting for you, and for Hope, Marcie. What a whirlwind this must feel like. I love this welcome picture. Welcome, Hope! #9877921

Evy Johansen level-classic December 19, 2011

Wonderful image, Marcie! I'm so happy for you! Looking forward to see photos of her!! #9878355

Marcel J. Fernandez December 20, 2011

Wonderful news, Marcie on Hope. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Beautiful Christmas. #9879037

Kara L. Hendricks December 20, 2011

Such a fantastic idea and image to go along with the BLESSED news Marcie... This little girl is quite blessed! #9879330

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe December 22, 2011

I am so excited for you! You have been so patient and it has paid off! Can't wait to see her!
Merry Christmas! #9882403

Patricia White level-classic December 22, 2011

That is wonderful news especially at Christmas. There is always hope. Bless you and your new family at Christmas. #9882790

Phyllis H. Burchett December 22, 2011

Wonderful image and fabulous news, good luck on your journey! #9883157

Marcie A. Fowler December 23, 2011

Thanks so much for the comments, congrats and well wishes everyone. It is a pretty exciting time right now. #9884380

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 02, 2012

Beautiful introduction to your new daughter, Marcie. I'm so very happy for all three of you. Travel safely -- can't wait to see pics when you are back. #9899043

Mary Timman January 24, 2012

Beautiful finalist, Congratulations! #9940866

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Congrats Marcie #9941104

Mitch Spence level-classic January 24, 2012

Way to go, Marcie. We'll think of this award as a big welcome home for Hope. #9941446

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 24, 2012

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Marcie!

jo ann c. #9941945

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 24, 2012

This is wonderful Marcie...both the image and the message. Congratulations! #9943056

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 24, 2012

CONGRATZ on the Finalist badge and good luck. I hope *your HOPE* is a winner here and in real life too, Marcie!!!

UB. #9943116

Mary K. Robison January 25, 2012

Delightful Finalist, and equally delightful news, Marcie. Congratulations to you ~ and your husband! And the happiest of New Years with your precious Hope! #9943608

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe January 25, 2012

Is Hope here yet? Congratulations!!! All the way around! #9944374

Bob Cournoyer level-classic January 25, 2012

Good Hope... :-) #9944429

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 25, 2012

Congratulations, Marcie! Fingers crossed for smooth sailing! #9945090

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe January 25, 2012

A double Congratulations! So happy for you! #9945137

Julianne Bradford January 25, 2012

What a wonderful blessing. Congratulations on both your "Hope" and your great finalist Marcie! #9945272

Michele Peterson level-classic January 26, 2012

I am so happy for you to see this get a finalist!! Congratulations, Marcie! Can't wait to "meet" Hope! #9949276

Mike F. Anderson level-classic January 28, 2012

A great finalist and a great new adventure in your lives! #9953153

Patti Coblentz February 01, 2012

How wonderful that this beautiful and heartfelt image received a finalist award, Marcie! Congratulatins! #9959802

Merna L. Nobile February 02, 2012

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna

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Many of you already know . . . some may not . . .we have been in the process of adopting from China for 5 years now. Finally on November 28 of this year we were matched with a little girl. Things are moving along quite faster than expected now. We are currently waiting for our travel approval and then a couple weeks after that we will be on our way to China to get her.

We are naming her Hope.

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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