Family Welcomes Adopted Baby in time for Christmas

December 4, 2012 Updated Dec 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM EDT

By WKBW Internet

December 4, 2012 Updated Dec 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - It was a Holiday homecoming for one WNY family returning from South America with a new member of the family.

Allen and Clare Zgaljardic landed at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport with newly adopted daughter Sofie Jane Monday evening, welcomed by a crowd of family and friends who greeted the newest member of the family with smiles and hugs.

"You feel like you're on cloud nine because now she gets to meet how many people back in the United States who loved her that she didn't know about. She didn't know about these people, all she knew about was her mom and dad. Now she has all this family to celebrate with her," said Allen.

The adoption process took two years with the help of Baker Victory Services.

The family has already decided that they want to go back and adopt again in the near future.

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