Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's Here!

Our new I-797 approving us to adopt TWO!!!

Kai (aka Joseph) will be so excited when he hears the shirt he's wearing is from HIS FAMILY!!!

Love this smile!

And the shirt fit him :)

Notice the LEGOs in his hand... That's an airplane!

I'm told this is his "Last picture" look... lol

Thank you Sara (on left) for keeping me updated on our boy.

So we are headed to Austin again, to get these last documents certified by the Secretary of the State; and then onto Houston again, to get them authenticated. Then we will send them to our agency, who will send them to Ch*na. Then we will wait for Kai's LOA.

Meanwhile, we are on Day 40 of LOA wait for Eli.

tick. tock. tick. tock.

Zoe told me to quit counting, She said that I am making it take longer.

Certainly not my intention, but isn't this what we adoptive momma do?

We count till the next milestone...

And LOA is a BIG milestone!

The average LOA these days is running about 2 months.

But I have seen one as early as 43...

However, I have not heard from our agency that we are out of translation, which some say comes 2-3 weeks before LOA. So...

But I am hoping to get an update on Eli soon. So stay tuned & please pray for that we get a good report soon. We need to know both our boys are doing ok.

So blessed to know that both our boys love dogs.

God is good!

I continue to be amazed and humbled by this entire process and fact, that I am momma to TWO boys clear across the world...

And I can NOT wait to bring them home!!!

I also wanted to say thank you again to all our prayer warriors and supporters. Through you the Lord has provided all the needed funds to present. And even today we received a large donation towards Kai's USCIS I-800 fee. So I KNOW my God will provide. And I pray HE blessed you all tenfold!

In Christ's Service,


  1. Hello! Just wanted to stop by and say hi. :) My husband was at the SOS in Austin yesterday and met you. Praying for you and your family as you continue on your journey!