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Melissa Ordway Celebrates her Daughter’s Adoption Day!


Even though she was born on April 30, Olivia Christine Gaston’s family also celebrates her place in their lives on Feb. 27. The adorable 4-year-old is the daughter of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESSMelissa Ordway (Abby) and hubby Justin Gaston (ex-Chance), and that special date in February is the day that their little girl was officially adopted back in 2017!

The Gastons honored Olivia on Feb. 27 with a princess-themed “gotcha day” celebration, complete with the guest of honor and her little sister, Sophie, both donning Princess Anna dress-up gowns from one of their favorite movies, Frozen. “Happy Coronation Day, Olivia!” wrote Ordway in a sweet Instagram post that also included a family photo of the girls wearing Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty costumes, Olivia giving her mom a big hug, and Olivia posing in front of a table filled with sweet treats like cupcakes and a purple cake decorated with sprinkles and a Minnie Mouse figurine.

Olivia Gaston party

“Today we celebrate our 4th Coronation Day (our adoption “gotcha day”),” continued the Y&R star. “Words cannot express how thankful I am that God chose me to be your mom. You were always meant to be ours… I grew you in my heart. Feb. 27 just made it official! We love you more than words, Olivia Christine!”

Ordway and her husband welcomed Olivia into their family in May 2016, and Olivia’s adoption was finalized the following February. “We cannot thank God enough for blessing our family with the most beautiful, smart, fun, little ray of sunshine,” the actress shared on Instagram in announcing the special family moment. “Olivia lights up every room she crawls in (ha ha) and has brought us so much joy.”

Olivia is indeed one lucky little girl to be surrounded by such a wonderful and loving family!

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