Our family has been asked by God to answer the cry of an adorable little boy in China to have a family!! He is a special little boy with an amazing, sweet heart even though his physical heart isn't "perfect". We are honored and blessed to answer his cry.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Update on where we are in the process

Well, it has been just a little over a month that we were preapproved by China to adopt sweet Jace.  So I  wish we were getting ready to board our plane to China but know this will all happen on God's timing.  Speaking of God's timing here is an example.  We were able to mail Jace a package with toys, clothes, a photo album and of course candy (that would be Darren and Jaxson's idea).  I mailed that on Jan 31st priority mail. The post office said that it would take 6-10 days but no guarantee.  We anxiously waited to hear he received it.  Time passed and I began to worry it had been lost or they took it in customs to eat the candy. Ha! Well he finally received it this week.  And God knew Jace really needed that this week as his best friend and roommate at the orphanage had left with his family from America who came to adopt him!! He had been sad and grieving over losing his best friend.  But the package had pictures of his forever family and that was just what he needed to remind him that he is loved and will soon be with his forever family.  The other truly amazing thing is that I had enclosed a magna doodle board and written on that, Jace we love you!!!!!
Attached is a picture showing that board and it made it all the way to China being thrown around and still said Jace we love you when he got it!!!!!!!!!  God is truly amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We continue to be blessed by this adoption.  God is totally in control and reminds me of that!
As far as our paperwork, our homestudy is complete except for the report of our highway patrol fingerprints.
Once we receive that we will forward papers to the immigration people here in the states and wait for their
approval.  They hold the last piece of paper we need to send all our paperwork to China.  So we pray that this process goes quickly and appreciate your prayers.
Also say a prayer for Jace as he will see the heart surgeon in March and they will decide if he should go ahead and have his 3rd surgery now in China or can wait til we bring him home.   I would prefer for him to have his surgery here but have to trust that God will help the dr's make the decision that is best for Jace. 
Thanks to all our friends and family for your support through this process.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

How God Led us to Jace

Just to tell you a little about our family for those of you who don't know, we have a biological son Justin who is 22.  We also have 3 children we adopted from China.  Makenna is 10, Madison 7, and Jaxson 5.  I have such a passion for the children of China and would bring an entire orphanage home if I could.  However I assumed our family was complete because my husband was sure of that or so he thought!!!!!

For Christmas I got my husband a Kindle.  I told him to download the book "Choosing to See" by Mary Beth Chapman because it was on sale.  Never told him to read it, however I am so happy he did.  After he finished it he came to me and said, "We need to adopt again and look at the little boy on Love Without Boundaries Blog named Robert."  I had seen Robert/Jace and their plea for him a family but had not mentioned it because I thought I knew what his answer would be.  I had no idea God was preparing my husbands heart by reading that book and that hundreds of people had been praying for Robert/Jace to find his forever family. At first I thought my husband had gone crazy bringing this up.  Little did I know that he had been in contact with Love without Boundaries and researching Jace's condition. (Single ventricle)  But when I saw the tears in his eyes I knew this was all Gods plan.  We contacted our agency and immediately began the process to "lock Jace's file".  We know his condition is very serious but truly believe that no matter how long we get to have Jace, he is going to have a family that loves him unconditionally!!  We are so honored that God has chosen our family to answer his cry. 
On January 25,2011 we received our preapproval from China to adopt Jace Yan Yin.  We are so happy and being blessed in so many ways by this.  This just shows that if we are obedient to God and his call for us in our lives amazing things can and will happen!!!!
On February 1st (my birthday) New Day Foster Home where Jace lives posted on their blog the events of when they told Jace he had a forever family!!! Could not have asked for a better birthday present.  The joy in his face is so worth all the paperwork!!!!! 


So we ask you to pray for our family and Jace and that the paperwork goes quickly.
Follow our blog as we race to get Jace!!!!!!!!!