Then one day this letter came from our dear friends whom we knew were expecting a baby in mid-December. I opened it with the expectation of seeing a picture entitled, “Our baby’s first Christmas”. Eduard and Tommy were with me in the room, so they were waiting for the same thing. Inside there was a picture of them, but not with a baby.
Floradena adjusted to her new home at ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in Prilipet, Romania more easily than some.It helped to have her two brothers there. The threesome had seen more fighting, and screaming between their now divorced parents than anyone wanted to think about. Despite her tumultuous and insecure early life, she had a peace about her that the other children needed and gravitated toward, so she made friends quickly.