Friday, August 30, 2013


I just wanted to let everyone know we are still here and in waiting mode!  Perhaps we will receive our Letter of Approval from the CCCWA in China in the next month or so.  For now, we pray, wait, and fund raise as much as we can.  Thank you to everyone who helped support our coffee & tea fundraiser. We are winding that up but you still have a few days to buy if interested.  We will make a few hundred dollars from it, but every bit helps!  And thank you for your continued prayers and support offered in many ways.  It means so much to us that Henry will be welcomed not only by our family but by a community of people from all of the world who will love him.  Blessings!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday to Henry!  4 years old today.  
We'll be celebrating with you this time next year!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Log-In Date!!! (Update)

We just received word that our dossier Log-In Date (LID) was yesterday, August 5th!  So, instead of about three weeks to receive this, it only took six days.  Praise the Lord!!!  The time to go get sweet Henry is getting closer and closer...I will have more timeline details this evening when I can open up our LID packet.  So I will post more later!

Another wonderful announcement is that my dad and his wife are willing to keep our boys for two weeks when it's time to travel to China.  The boys will have to fly to them by themselves and there are a number of details to work out depending on when this actually happens, but this is another piece of the puzzle fitting in, so praise God again!

Now, if we would just hear from some of those grants...please keep praying!   

Update: The CCCWA is taking approximately four to six months from the time that both our Letter of Intent has been submitted and our dossier has been logged in (August 5th) to issue the Travel Approval .  Travel to China is typically 1-3 weeks after Travel Approval is given.  So, we could travel any time between the end of December and end of February.  If the CCCWA gets to a point where their new computer system is moving things along more quickly, perhaps this could be earlier.  We'll keep you posted!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Coffee or Tea?

We are starting a Coffee and Tea Fundraiser to help cover adoption costs coming up.  We need your support and help getting the word out!

If you would like to see the program we are doing please go to the following address:

We will be selling until Aug. 24th; you can find us at our church's block party on the 17th, at Thriftway (date TBA), and around town and at home in between, so please be sure and contact us to get your order in.  We need to sell at least 150 items to avoid shipping costs, and in doing so, could make at least $600!  With thousands left to pay in this adoption journey, every bit counts!

Thank you in advance for the way you support us in so many ways. Blessings!