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.

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!!!!!!!!!


  1. Good luck to you all and Jace. We can't wait to meet him! I also can't wait to follow your journey.

  2. I will pray for your family. It is amazing the path God leads us on even when we are not aware. God's gifts are truly wonderful! What a beautiful little angel. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Sweet!
    Looking forward to the updates.

  4. I love this page it makes me so thankful that you are giving your lives to help.

  5. I hope all the paperwork and hoops you have to jump through do not take too long. Your family is so special, and Jace is a lucky boy to have you in his future! We look forward to watching this unfold.

  6. Robin,
    I'm another "soon to be New Day Mama" and have prayed over your sweet Jace for so long. It was a family effort actually, my 4 1/2 year old son actually jumped up and down and yelled, "Thank you Jesus for Robert have a family!" when I told him the news.
    I hope you don't mind that another New Day mom shared your blog with me. I am so very thankful that I'll be able to watch Jace's journey to his own family unfold.
    I hope we'll be there by early summer. If you would like anything hand carried, let me know...
    Praying for you all!
    Daniel's mommy

  7. I found y'all. I plan to get a teeshirt but have to wait for a paycheck. They have been VERY few since I came home from China. I knew him as Robert, Jace would look up at us with tears and ask When do I get a Mama and Baba? I love this boy. Keep us updated !
    PaPa Gordon

  8. I ordered some shirts from Adoption Bug. I hope you get credit for them. I hope you check these comments and see this so you can follow up on it.
    May God Bless
    PaPa Gordon

  9. Absolutely priceless photo!

    I wish we were not too old to go back. China thinks we are too old.