1. says

    Wow! I don’t even know you and I’m so happy for you. She’s a beautiful little girl and I know she’ll always be stylishly dressed. Enjoy your new baby. Congrats to you on a wonderful event!!

  2. says

    I have chills, am crying and smiling and I don’t even personally know you. BUT I remember your post from Lyndsay’s SuperMom Series. Congrats to the three of you! LOVE her name!

  3. says

    Only Eva’s version of that song does your Coco’s entrance to the family justice.
    Love you all.
    Is it too early to say,
    “Momo and Coco sittin in a tree…”

  4. says

    What a sweet little girl. Congratulations!! I’m so happy for your family. Your video touched close to home as my wonderful bil & sil just finished the process to be considered for adoption. What a wonderful gift adoption is.

  5. says

    I bawled like a baby during that video. My sister adopted, and all of us in our family have had infertility issues, so I know how joyous it is to bring home a new baby! Congrats!

  6. says

    Made me cry. How wonderful, I am so excited for you!

    And how is that adopted babies are so much more beautiful than the garden variety? Seriously?

  7. says

    I am typing through the tears right now. That video was so precious! Congratulations! She is so beautiful! I just found out I am pregnant with the 5th child and I haven’t been too happy about it. I thought I was done with having kids and this baby is kind of a major WHOOPS! After watching your video and realizing you have been waiting so long for this one precious child I find my attitude changing from resentment to gratitude. Thank you for sharing and good luck!

  8. says

    Reachel, thank you for sharing this beauty. I was touched…and then moved to tears when I saw that your drive was to Redlands, which is where my husband was raised, along with his two older brothers who came into my inlaws’ lives and family through adoption. Bless you.

  9. says

    i don’t even know you, but i have been a faithful reader of your blog. i was very touched by the video. i am very happy for you & your husband. she’s gorgeous! congrats!

  10. says

    YAYYYYYY! Congratulations! I am so happy this day has come. I am sure she was worth the wait! I love the picture of the two of you looking at each other. So precious!

    I can’t wait to meet her – big hugs and love from Switzerland!

  11. says

    The tears are flowing Reachel! I’m so excited for you, Andrew and baby Coco, she is beautiful, I can’t wait to meet her in person! Congrats to the new parents!

  12. says

    Oh my! I cried happy tears through the entire video! As an old adoption case worker who frequently worked the other side of the process it was beautiful to see your side of the story. I’ll bet those five hours in the car were torture! I love her name. Congratulations!!!!!!

  13. says

    New to your blog I haven’t had a chance to comment yet–but the other day I read through your entire posting history and I love you like a sister. I’m so happy for your little family. What a blessing.

  14. says

    Isn’t it interesting how so many can feel so profoundly happy for two people they have never met? The blessing of becoming a parent is so universally understood. Tears of unadulterated joy are being shed for you all over the place!

    Your video was beautiful, your baby is beautiful, you are a beautiful family.

    Oh, and by the way… having such a tiny baby is so, so wonderful! You get to hang on to the baby phase a little longer.

  15. says

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!!

    I am constantly overwhelmed by the miracle of adoption. It brings me to tears over and over again to see/hear people’s stories and catch a glimpse of the joy!

    Such wonderful news!

  16. says

    It brings tears to my eyes to see that such a precious, helpless, little baby now has capable, loving parents who are so happy to have her! My own babies have brought me so much joy and I’m excited you get to experience it now, too. I was watching your video with my oldest sitting on my lap, remembering him when he was that small, then I caught the strong whiff of a dirty diaper. :) May you have many such “mother-full” moments!

  17. says

    Oh! I just cried and cried with joy for you both! Congratulations, Mama Reachel and Papa Andrew! Coco is so blessed to have you for parents. I am over the moon for you!

  18. says

    Oh Reachel I am so happy for you! What a sweet beautiful video – I am in tears right now. I know what it is to what so long for a baby and I am so happy that it is finally your time. What a beautiful little girl with a beautiful name to match!

  19. says

    Here’s to the joyous beginning of sleepless nights, dozens of diapers and the end of dry clean only clothing! All wrapped up in a magnificently beautiful pink bow~

    My heart is singing for you.

    Coco, how blessed you are!

  20. says

    Our whole family watched this beautiful video with such delight (and some teariness on my part). Congratulations! What an extraordinarily blessed little girl. She is so beautiful-she looks like you! So Very happy for you all.

  21. says

    My eyes are brimming with tears of happiness for you. This is the most wonderful news. I don’t even know you and I am so excited I feel like you could be my sister. The happiest days are the days when babies come!

  22. says

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family. I don’t even know you, but your video touched my heart and made me once again remember how grateful I am to be a mother. Thank you for sharing your experience!

  23. says

    I’m a good friend of Becky and Richard so I’ve heard a bit about your journey. I couldn’t be happier for you. Beautiful video but nothing compares to that sweet little baby.

  24. says

    Finn wants to watch the video on repeat. He even just hugged the computer. He said, “Beebee Coco come over see Finn again!” :)

    She’s just a doll! So happy for you guys.

  25. says

    You’ve touched so many hearts that don’t know you personally, that the emotions just flow for you and your family. How absolutely wonderful!

    What an incredible blessing she is and you are to her. Little Coco is loved for certain.

    Much happiness to you all!

  26. says

    After hearing about the arrival of Coco Noelle I re-read the letter you wrote to your future child’s birth mother, and I was so touched by your journey and your genuine, unselfish desire for a baby. I’m so happy for your new arrival, and hope you keep everyone updated on her milestones (and fashions) as the months and years go by.

  27. says

    I just love your blog. My baby boy will be a year in December. We were able to have the privilege to go through the adoption process with him. I just think it is the most beautiful and spiritual experience. Oh I’m so jealous you have a sweet new born in your life. Its amazing how they can pause your life, just for a little awhile at least.

  28. says

    We have also adopted, and it is a fast happy & terrifying frenzy there at the end. Congratulations on your newly expanded family – your daughter is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us!

    mom to Jack(bio), Vic(Kazakhstan), & Bailey(bio) Hmmm, is there a pattern? :o)

  29. says

    Justin and I are so happy for you guys! I bawled throughout the video in anticipation of seeing that baby’s little face. Thanks for sharing. Drink it all in!

  30. says

    I’m crying so much for you right now and I don’t even cry when my kids are born. I think it’s because I know how much work babies are for me. Congratulations! You are going to be a great mother. She is beautiful and I love her name. I’m sorry you had to wait so long but it was clearly worth it congratulations on our new little peanut and family of three.

  31. says

    I am completely overwhelmed with emotions of pure bliss after watching that sweet video! Isn’t it amazing how you can feel such joy for someone whom you have never met? I guess that’s what new life does to people. Warm wishes and best of luck to you and your beautiful family.

  32. says

    I review a lot of adoption videos for our website, and this is one of the best. She beautiful. Congratulations!!!

    Dawn Davenport
    Creating a Family

  33. says

    Congrats! I don’t know you, but I came here from cjane’s blog. So happy for you guys! AND I’m from Redlands! She comes from a good place. Enjoy your sweet little girl!

  34. says

    Oh! She is precious! And what a lovely video! It made me cry. I’m so happy for baby Coco, that she gets to come to a home where she will be so loved! And happy for you that your wait is over!

  35. says

    Hooray!!!!! Congratulations to the new Mommy and Daddy. This was such a sweet little welcome video. She is just precious…and angel! Hope you are all getting a little bit of rest in there amongst all this excitement!

  36. says

    How much sweeter life is with a little girl.Thank you for sharing. I’m so very happy for you and your husband.
    My own niece was adopted.My BIL&SIL went to the temple with her, after the sealing, later that day someone at the store said to my BIL “Your daughter is so beautiful and looks just like YOU!”
    You’ve waited all this time, she was meant to be yours…Blessings..

  37. says

    Congratulations, Reachel! That video moved me to tears. Not sure I entirely understood the bottle thing (was that you telling your parents the news?) but it looked like fun! Welcome to new motherhood!

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