Sunday, June 30, 2013


Many people have asked where we stand in our adoption process so here is a little update.

1.  We have been matched with this sweet little boy.  And here he is with our picture in his hand.  We are totally in love and can't wait to get him home!
His medical special need is a bone issue in his chest wall.  His sternum is raised and on his left side, his ribs scallop out to the side.  There is a specialist here in Raleigh that will help us evaluate his condition when he gets home.

2.  We have PA (Preliminary Approval).

3.  We are waiting for our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) from China.  We hope to get that in August.

4. Then, we will submit our immigration/visa paperwork and wait for our Travel Approval.

5.  We are still hoping to travel in November, but that could change.

Overall, we are doing really well!  God is faithful in the waiting.  We've seen him work in such cool ways.  He is at work in the details, friends.  Hopefully we can share some of those stories on the blog soon.  In the meantime, thanks for walking with us.  We are so grateful!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Puzzle Update, Week 33 (final puzzle update!)

115 new pieces were sponsored since our last puzzle update.  Which means that...

every single piece of our puzzle has been sponsored!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Praise God for his amazing provision!

Once I get all the names and hearts on there, it will be a full beautiful picture of community - of God's people working together!

And, while you are here on our blog, scroll down to the last post and take a look at our little man again - isn't he the cutest!  Oh my word, I love him!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Care Package

 Our agency works with a sweet lady in China who organizes care packages for adoptive families.  She sent us a list of options of what we could include in our package and then sent it for us.  This is the picture she sent us of what was included:  5 sweaters as a donation to the orphanage, disposable camera (which we will get full of pictures when we pick our son up - love this!), treats for the nannies, a photo album (3 pictures), and some blue crocs.

She notified us that Love Manor had gotten the package and sent her these pictures of our little man!!!!
 That's our son holding our picture!!
The shoes light up when you walk... wonder what he thinks of them. :)

So so exciting to see updated pictures of our little guy and to know that he has seen our faces!!
God is good.