That's right after just 41 days since LID on 7/11
WE got Letter of Seeking Confirmation (aka LOA) for Eli!!! YES!!!
God is so totally AMAZING!
The LOA picture above we took so that we would have an awesome announcement picture when we got LOA (lol). See we planned and took that picture on 8/21 on the beach in Galveston, TX.
But we did not know at that time, that we in fact had LOA... dated 8/21. Wow!
And why were we in galveston, TX you ask...
Well because we went to get the addendum docs for Kai (aka Joseph)'s adoption certified by the Secretary of State in Austin, TX on Mon 8/20.
We stopped for coffee and a meet & visit with Tim & Pam Baker of Sheherd's Field. What a blessed visit we had. Thanks Tim & Pam!
Then we drove onto Houston, TX in order to deliver the docs to the Chinese Consulate on Tues 8/21 to be authenticated. We *RUSHED* them next day, so we could picked them up Wed 8/22.
Which gave us a FREE day with Zoe & Levi in the Houston area. And well Levi had never seen a real ocean. So off to the beach we went. On the way down to Galveston we thought of the idea for the LOA pic. We stopped at Walmart and bought a couple pairs of Flip Flops, a ball and ta-dah!
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the beach. We played in the ocean, built sand castles and just had fun together as a family. Unfortunately, Cory & Drew are grown up and work now. So they stayed back to take care of the house and dogs. But they were there in spirit...
And so were Kai & Eli
Steve drew directions to them and so Zoe & Levi headed to go get them.
If only it were that simple right...
But instead we have LOTS of paperwork. In fact here is a snapshot of our LOA for Eli.
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