Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Please pray...

We need to raise $1800 to submit our dossier. We need everyone we know to pray that God will supply the money. Mark is working as much overtime as he can but we cannot humanly raise that much money. We don't want to take out a loan but we have that as an option if necessary. We are waiting to see how God will provide.

We need to submit our dossier in about two weeks due to some documents that have to be submitted within six months of the date on the document. There is a definite time crunch.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dossier is ready...

Our dossier is ready but we don't have all the money that we need to have when we submit the dossier to our agency. We are trying to trust in the Lord but it is very difficult. I keep having to remind myself, God owns the "cattle upon a thousand hills" Please keep us in your prayers. We cannot move forward until we have that money.

Thank you.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Traveling to Dover tomorrow!

Mark and I will be traveling to Dover tomorrow to get our Dossier paperwork certified with the Great Seal of Delaware!! The kids will be hanging out with a friend, who had kids their ages...and they just happen to be best friends with my kids. That works out well!

After I get everything state sealed I will post a picture of our dossier, with all those pretty gold seals!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yay Yay Yay!!!

Mark and I got the I800A approval today! This document is the one from our government that says, "Yes, you can bring a child from another country to our country" This is one of the last steps in the dossier process. I will be sending our paperwork to be reviewed and then I have to travel down to Dover to get the "Great Seal of Delaware" put on all of our paperwork.

Another check on our great big checklist of steps in the adoption process!



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday Cake!!

Ok, I want to warn you that this cake will not get any awards based on it's looks, but the taste is amazing...you'll have to take my word on that!

Happy Birthday Adam!!!

Today is Adam's 11th birthday. Last night the girls helped me make an ice cream cake. I pray that this is the last birthday where Adam isn't with his family. I keep seeing things on the news about the significance of 9/9/09 and all I can think is that Adam can't be with us on his birthday. In the Chinese culture the number 9 is a lucky number, so I see this as a plus for Adam in his birth culture. I didn't get a chance to type this up earlier and in China Adam's birthday is already over. They are 12 hours ahead of us so it is 4:45 am in China.

Dear Lord, please hold Adam in your arms. Help him to know that there is a family that loves him. I pray that he had a wonderful birthday and that the adoption process will go quickly so we can hold him in our arms soon.

Please keep our little man in your prayers. Please pray that the process goes quickly so we can travel as soon as possible.

(I will post a picture of Adam's birthday cake later this evening.)