Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I am overjoyed and extremely excited to share with you the news that our family has been blessed with the referral of a little girl waiting for us in China. I know many of you have shared this journey with us and have been praying for us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. It has meant so much more than you'll ever know!

We are still waiting for an 'official' preapproval so I can't share many details, except that she is absolutely beautiful and about 16 months old. 

We have some more paperwork we are waiting for, but hope to have her home in the spring.

We are especially thankful this Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

So sorry for no news update....but it seems like with adoption you might as well be an elephant, you know, pregnant forever.
So here it goes:
#1 paperwork: yes, with China we had to destroy another small forest for all of the required documents. i think i just signed a form saying that i would donate a kidney if they would approve us...hehe. seriously, we have almost everything authenticated and ready to go. just waiting on our 'change of country' to be approved by the good ole USA gov't....should be any day.

#2 matching. we were told that about 100-200 files are added each month in the middle of the month. have they added any yet this month? no! so we wait to see if we will be matched this month, if not, maybe we'll be looking at a Christmas surprise. after matching, travel in 6 or so months.
So that's the deal.....