Becoming Sisters: Molly and Chloe’s Story

In January 2014, Megan and Alex traveled to China to adopt their daughter Chloe. After a year-long adoption process, they boarded the flight home, overjoyed to welcome their 2-year-old into their family of six. For Chloe, that meant getting the parents she needed and becoming a sister to three brothers.

Adoption referral photo - smiling child in pink bouncy seat

Chloe’s Referral Photo – September 2013 (Image Source: WACAP Family)

With the family settling into their new routine, the last thing on Megan and Alex’s mind was adopting again. But several months later, they read about Molly, a waiting child. Discussing the care they could give another child, the couple agreed, “Maybe one more.”

Molly, like Chloe, spent her early years in an orphanage. But Molly, who was born with hydrocephalus and spina bifida, needed swift medical attention. Working with WACAP to help expedite their travel process from China, Alex and Megan arrived home with 3-year-old Molly in the spring of 2016 — with four siblings clamoring to meet her, and a family to see her through every surgery she required.

In front of tree

Molly on her fourth birthday – March 2017 (Image Source: WACAP Family)

Today, Chloe and Molly are both 5 years old, and both girls know they’re loved.

three brothers holding hands with their two sisters, alternating blue and pink t-shirts

Three Brothers, Two Sisters – July 2016 (Image Source: WACAP Family)

Through adoption they’ve gained three brothers, become sisters to them and sisters to each other.

Megan and Alex can’t imagine life without their kids, a happy truth we see in their children’s smiles, and in Chloe and Molly’s joyful embrace.

Happy Sisters Day, Molly and Chloe!

two school age girls in matching yellow, white, and blue dresses

Molly and Chloe in matching dresses (Image Source: WACAP Family)

Sisters smile in front of a welcome sign at

Right before “Cheer Camp” (Image Source: WACAP Family)

On grassy field, sisters smiling with their brothers on way home from camp

Picking up two of their brothers from camp (Image Source: WACAP Family)

Two sisters ready for kindergarten in matching

Ready for Kindergarten Round-Up (Image Source: WACAP Family)

Learn more about adopting from China at, or find out more about the adoption and foster care programs at WACAP.

Written By: WACAP Communications Editor Missy Harrel. 



WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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