Baby Bella made her debut in this magazine in 2011, under a different name, “Baby Donuts”, given for the Dunkin’ Donuts outlet where her birth parents chose to leave her in December 2010.
But Bella has the dubious distinction of being the only Chinese baby yet abandoned at the feet of an FT journalist.
Even their US adoption agency, through which they first heard about Bella, warned them off, saying the baby had “too many red flags”.
Undeterred, the Stricklands launched a “Bring Baby Bella to America” campaign in October 2012, enlisting family, friends, members of their church and even the Bible to fundraise.
But unless and until they do, no one need worry about Baby Donuts.