Seeing as Little Bear isn't really a good name for a little girl, and as H and I have decided that the wee lassie shall be blog-anonymous until she is old enough to decide for herself, we've been casting around for a good blog nickname for her. Her real name doesn't give itself easily to nicknames (which is part of the reason why we like it so much) and whilst I frequently call her 'slush-bomb' (the Mummies among you can work out why), that too doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
So after much deliberation, and with the most tenuous links, her bloggy nickname is .... (drumroll please) .... Kitty.
Pearl River Outreach program. Our sponsorship paid for her foster carer's salary so that she did not have to live in an orphanage while she was waiting to (hopefully) be adopted. In that foster care she was loved and cherished and given the chance to learn how to be a part of a family to give her the best preparation for life with her adoptive family.
With beautiful timing, the day after Kitty was born we received an e-mail from Pearl River to say that Heidi had been adopted and had moved home with her forever family. Needless to say it was the icing on the cake to a perfect week and we are now celebrating the addition to our long distance family of our new Bamboo baby, Miss Scarlett:
Pearl River currently need sponsors for a number of the Bamboo Babies - the sponsorship is not bank breaking at $35 a month (which works out at about £22-£25 as the exchange rate fluctuates) - so go and see if any of these little ones are a long distance part of your family.