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, June 26, 2011

Update on the race

Time to update you on our progress in the Race for Jace.  It has been a few months but we are getting closer to bringing our sweet boy home.  We finished all our paperwork for our dossier and it was mailed to China on 5/27.  We received an email from our agency stating it was delivered to the adoption office in Beijing 6/1 and it would be 3-8 weeks when we heard our paperwork was officially logged in.  On 6/7 just 6 days later we received another email stating our paperwork was officially logged in.  Awesome!!!  Now we are just waiting for our official letter of approval (LOA) which can take anywhere from 1-4 months.  We need lots of prayers for the 1 month!!  However I keep reminding myself we will go when it's God time to go!!  Jace's best friend at the orphanage (they have been together since infants) is being adopted too.  His mother was recently discouraged because it took so long for their paperwork to be logged in.  But now we are both about on the same time schedule and could end up in China at the same time.  Maybe God wants these 2 sweet boys to leave at the same time with their forever families. Can't wait to see how this all plays out!!
We also have to give a huge thank you to our amazing church!!!  Hopedale Baptist church is the best!!  They had a silent/pie auction for us and were beyond generous in helping us with our mission of bringing Jace home!!  Jace has no idea how much he is already loved.
In preparing for Jace my oldest son Justin has decided it is time to move out on his own. Good move on his part as I'm sure peace and quiet will be nonexsistent in our home!!  That is bittersweet for me seeing him head out into the world but know he is growing up!!  So this weekend we cleaned out his room and got bunk beds for Jace and Jaxson in their new room.  Can't wait!!
So we asked for continued prayers that our paperwork continues to move quickly!!  Also pray for Jace and that he continues to do well so we can get him home for his much needed surgery!!  Jace turns 5 in October and I would love to celebrate his 5th birthday with him!! What a party we would have!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for everyone's support and continued prayers