On a bright and sunny Monday morning, Grace was in the front yard playing with Chompy before she had to leave for school.
“Well, hello.” Said a cheerful female voice. Startled, Grace looked up and saw a sweet young couple.
“Um, hi…” Grace replied, shyly.
“Enjoying the morning?” The man said.
“Yes, sir.” Grace said.
“Your friend here is a beautiful yellow. What’s his name?” The woman asked, sweetly.
“This is Chompy.” Grace answered, holding him up proudly for the couple to see. Bending over, the man shook Chompy’s little hand.
“A pleasure to meet you.” The man smiled. Just then, his cell phone rang.
“Dr. Robinson…” He said, speaking into the phone. “Okay, I will be there next week and I will have more supplies and medicine on hand. Thank you for the call.” Hanging up the phone, he looked at his wife and smiled. He was so excited. This was the day. He and his wife had tried for years to have a child of their own, but they have been unable to conceive. When his wife’s mother suggested adoption, they were both thrilled. They really could still become a family.
“You’re a doctor?” Grace asked.
“Yep, I travel the world and bring supplies to countries and treat the Llama Flu.” The man said, with a proud smile.
“How cool!” Grace said. A doctor meant that he knew all about science which was Grace’s all time favorite subject.
“My name is Molly, and this is my husband, Drake. We were hoping someone was here that we could talk to about adopting.” The woman said, warmly. Grace’s heart flew into her throat. This is it! The perfect family that Grace had been waiting years for.
“Yes, ma’am. Her name is Miss Derby and she’s inside. She can help you.” Grace instructed. Grace was so excited. This was finally her chance. She looked up at the couple with hopeful eyes.
Molly and Drake walked inside and before they could find Miss Derby, Sophie came walking down the hallway.
“Hi! Can I help you?” Sophie said, cheerily.
“Hello, we were looking for Miss Derby.” Molly said.
“Oh, she’s in her office on an important phone call, but she will be done in a second.” Sophie said.
“Do you know the name of the little girl out front?” Asked Drake.
“Oh that’s lucky Grace. I call her lucky because she got adopted this morning. She’s out front waiting for her family.” Sophie lied. She meant it when she said she was going to get out of the orphanage, no matter what.