Monday, March 29, 2010

Praise the Lord!!!!

Thank you to everyone who prayed for us. Our contact at our adoption agency called today and told us that she has Megan's referral information (basically all medical and social information that they have about the child) for us to review. China wants us to review the referral before they approve us to adopt Megan and Adam. It turns out that there are two children at the orphange who have similar names so that is why it took so long for them to sort it out.

We got some information on Megan and photos. Oh yeah....she's not 12! She is 11 but she will be turning 12 soon.

So, we will be filling out forms to adopt Megan in the next few days. Please pray that all of the "adoption steps" happen at lightening speed! I can't stand waiting for red tape to bring these sweet children home. They need to be in a family, they've waited too long already.

Oh yeah, there is the small matter of money for adoption fees, travel costs, etc. I know God knows where all of that is coming from...I'd just love it for Him to let us know too!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Request for prayers

Our family has not gotten a response to our request that we be allowed to adopt two children at once. We have been waiting 3-4 weeks and we cannot submit paperwork for Adam until we get the Yes or No. I am asking that everyone pray that we will get a response soon. (As a frame of reference another family's agency made the same request on a Monday and got the answer on Friday).

We need a covering of prayer over this situation. Please pray for this and ask others to pray for this as well. Feel free to post about this prayer request on any blogs you might be have and feel free to post a link to us. Thank you everyone.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Info about Adam!

We are allowed to send the orphange one list of questions about Adam. We sent the questions at the beginning of last week and we got the answers back either Thurs or Friday. We asked 15 questions. I won't share all of the info but we did find out that Adam is close friends with Megan. This is something that Mark and I had worried about, since they are living in the same orphange they could either be really close or no like each other at all. It is nice to know that they are friends. Another answer that we got was that Adam's favorite color is blue. His favorite food is "snacks"! Sounds like most kids I know! We are so excited to learn some things about our son!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

6 year olds + slumber party = ????

A worn out mom! Emily's birthday is coming up at the end of April and since we weren't sure when we would be traveling we decided to plan her party early. Emily had her first slumber birthday party. Wow. Emily invited five friends who were here for her Tea party and four friends were able to sleep over. No one slept until after 9:30 and then they were up by 6:30. Breakfast for 4 extra kids...oh my! I am feeling blessed by my THREE (not seven) children. I will sleep well tonight.

Oh yeah, I'm starting our taxes tonight. Am I a glutton for punishment or what?


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hoping for a letter!

When we sent Adam his care package we included a stamped envelope with our address. We are hoping that he will write a letter to us. We let him know about the envelope and told him that he can send us a letter or drawing if he'd like. He probably received the package by March 1st so I'm keeping my eyes open for a letter. I know of several families who received letters from their children before the adoption. I am hoping that we will also get a letter.

The weather has been nice enough that I could let the kids play outside yesterday and today. Emily and I spent some of that time playing "fetch" with our BIG puppy. He's a black Lab and LOVES tennis balls! He's worn out from all the running. Gotta love a tired puppy!

Have a great day everyone!


Friday, March 5, 2010


Blogspot is blocked in China so I am testing to see if I can post to the blog from my email.
I am sending this from my email and it should be posted on the blog....Here's hoping!

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