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Alasaia’s Forever Family


Life isn’t fair, but sometimes it gives us second chances. Today in church, with joy and sorrow, we said good-bye to Alasaia. Tomorrow morning she will join her “forever family”. Alasaia is being adopted.

As sorry as we are to see her go, our hearts are filled with joy that this small girl-child, born addicted to meth and with the odds for a stable home stacked highly against her, is joining a family who will provide her with two parents and siblings. Life does not come with guarantees of happiness, but happiness is more easily found when one is wanted and loved. Alasaia’s adoption is an answer to prayer.

This picture of O’Ceallaigh and Alasaia was taken last weekend.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Adoption is a special event. I remember the party we had when my family adopted my youngest sister. On a different note OC looks like Pastor Doug who was one of my interns.

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to this little miracle baby. She has had a lot of obstacles to tackle and I am sure this will be a blessing and a wish come true for her even though she is too small to tell anyone that this is a wish come true. Blessings to you all at the church for loving her and praying for her.

  3. Much luck to Alsaia. What a special girl. This hits close to home, and I can tell you that with parents who love her, she will now have the first REAL chance to become everything she was meant to be.

    Happy adoption day, Alsaia!

  4. All — Again, on Alasaia’s behalf, thank you for your well wishes and prayers.
    Alasaia’s time with us does have a happy ending, and I am hoping that it leads to a happier beginning.

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