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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Getting closer

I just got an email from our agency case manager that says Kai's case is in review as of 9/6!!!
That was almost a week ago...
We are getting close to getting his LOA!

Thank you Jesus! Keep praying folks, it's working. Thank you!

Monday we sent I-800s for both our boys to USCIS (US immigration) because we have Eli's LOA, and we have a GREAT USCIS officer who agreed to allow us to submit I-800 for both boys together and email a scanned copy of Kai's signed LOA to him once we receive it.

USCIS only get a "COPY" of the LOA and it takes 1-2 wks to get from their lockbox to our officers desk. So this way we are not loosing anymore time waiting on Kai's LOA.

And our I-800s were delivered to the USCIS Lockbox Tues at 1:11pm. So as long as we get Kai's LOA emailed to our officer by the time they hit his desk, this is what our timeline looks like after I-800 approval. he told me abotu a week after he gets it to issue approval...

Next step is NVC Cable (see chart).

To be honest I am still trying to figure out these last few steps, so don't ask me... lol

But what I do know is that I serve a BIG God who LOVES our boys and is going to bring them home I BELIEVE before the end of the year. I am praying for November travel because it gets REALLY cold in the northern part of China in Dec and the price of airline tickets doubles too.

But either way... we are getting close!

Not long now Kai & Eli, before you two will be united with eachother and with us, and we will be family forever... All by the hand of God.

To HIM be the glory and the honor forever!

Thank you everyone for your prayers. We still need them!
  • Pray for Kai's LOA to come within a week, then I-800s to process quickly and so on and so on.
  • Pray also for both boys hearts & minds to be prepared. We are so concerned about this matter.
  • Please pray for funds to complete the adoption & travel to China and bring them both home.
  • We are praying about our application for a Show Hope grant to be accepted. We understand a decision will be made the end of this month. So we need favor and blessings from Show Hope.
We do still have LOTS of puzzle pieces we need sponsors for, so we can put this puzzle together.

Please DONATE $5 per piece (use Chip In button) and we will put your name on the back and when Kai & Eli come hoem they can see the names of all the people who helped bring them home.
*Please include message as to what you want written on your pieces.



  1. I'm not very familiar with this country's adoption process... at what point can Kai know you are coming for him??

  2. As I understand it, that is left up to the orphanages to decide. I have heard some tell the child at PA (preapproval) and some wait until days before you arrive.