This Thanksgiving and Christmas season brings new joy for our family. We feel honored and blessed to have had this precious little girl chosen for our family….. We thank you God and Father that you loved her long before we saw her face, and lovingly prepared our hearts to be knit together with her…. Happy … More Birthday Pictures & Wonderful Update!!
(Jenna drew this for you today! We are celebrating YOU today!!!) Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! You are now 2 years old, and what a day it’s been here! I think God knew we would need lots of activity and gave us the gift of good news on your special day. We received confirmation of travel dates … More Happy Birthday Baby!! Travel Dates Confirmed!
Today is TA day!!!!! It’s been a long wait, but the phone call just came! We’ve been told our tentative travel dates are Dec 11th through Dec 26th. The next step: wait on our adoption agency to make our apt. with the US Consulate in China. Once we have this appointment, we will have our … More TA Day!!! We have tentative travel dates!!
When pregnant wayyyyy back in 2002 with #1 little baby Sparks, I recall clinging to a wonderfully thick book called “What to Expect When Expecting.” You may also recollect this wonderful handbook full of explanations to ease the worries of any newly expectant mother. It also made me say whaattt!? on a few crazy, wild … More What To Expect When……Adopting?
Today nearly reaches the 4 month mark since we first saw your little face on referral day July 19th, 2013. You were much tinier in those pictures…… Now, today, what a big girl you are becoming….. (we are amazed you have your own little walker!! And it’s pink! Oh, you are so pretty…my baby girl!) … More Precious Beyond Words….Photos of our Elyana
This past Friday, Nov. 1st, we woke up with an email in our inbox from U.S. Consulate Guangzhou, China with notification our Article 5 has been sent to CCWA (China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption)!! Woooohooo! What this means to us……… From this point, it takes about 2-4wks for the CCCWA to issue our Travel Approval (TA). When … More Orphan Sunday & Next Step…..TA!!!