A special-needs baby girl is rescued from the
Abandoned Children’s Ward in Bangkok, Thailand and
placed with an American foster family. Nicknamed
Pooh, the fourteen-month-old blossoms under
the care and attention lavished on her. Allowed to
thrive at last, Pooh masters several developmental
milestones, putting her on par with her peers. By the
time her adoption is complete, Pooh is a confident
two-year-old who transitions seamlessly to her new life in the United States,
where her forever family welcomes her with open arms. Having enriched
the lives of all who loved her, the foster child named Pooh becomes Brigit
Carey, a toddler well on her way to becoming anything she wants to be.
Marliss Melton, bestselling author of romantic suspense, grew up overseas, where her family fostered a Thai orphan, whom they nicknamed Pooh. The lively baby girl claimed Miss Melton's ten-year-old heart. Unable to adopt Pooh for themselves, the Meltons reluctantly relinquished her to a second foster family, the Prestis. Many months later, Pooh was adopted by the Careys of Beaverton, Oregon, who named the toddler Brigit. Thanks to the internet, teh Meltons eventually connected with Brigit's forever family, sharing memories of her early childhood.