The title "Three Little Words" is very significant to the book. The "words" are "I guess so". She says these words when she finally gets adopted. The question was "Would you like to make this adoption pernament?" Phil and Gay Courter adopted her, and this was the first time she was actually in a very loving family. The family that loved her and wanted her to be apart of their family. She was unsure if she wanted to be adopted because of everything she had went through while in foster care.