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Melissa Ordway Celebrates Daughter Olivia’s “Coronation Day”


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In the Gaston household, February 27 is a very special day: On that date in 2017, Melissa Ordway (Abby, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and her husband, Michael Gaston (ex-Chance), legally adopted their beautiful daughter, Olivia Christine!

Each year, the Gastons mark Olivia’s “gotcha day” with a big celebration, like the princess-themed party they had in 2021. “Coronation Day is what we call our adoption ‘gotcha day,’” the Y&R star explained on Instagram, sharing a video from the moment the judge finalized the adoption paperwork. “It’s a huge celebration in our family. And no one likes a party as much as Olivia. It’s the day the judge and [the] state of California made our family official. Even though it had always been official to us.”

To celebrate this year, Ordway took Olivia and her younger sister, Sophie, to the American Girl Place Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee (the area where the family now lives), where they enjoyed a day of shopping and an adorable tea party at the retail outlet’s restaurant!

Scroll through the gallery below to see the fun photos Ordway shared from Olivia’s Coronation Day celebration at the American Girl Place!

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