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.

Friday, July 29, 2011


So this week we got great news.  We received our LOA (letter of approval) from China which is the last piece of paper we needed from them.  It only took 48 days but who's counting!!!  We are very blessed because there are families who have been waiting 80-100 days for that 1 piece of paper.  The other amazing thing is that Jace's best friend Vincent (they have been together since they were babies),  well his family recieved their LOA they very same day we did.  That means chances are we will end up in China at the same time picking up our awesome boys!!!  Only God could have orchestrated that!!!  God continues to be faithful and show us how amazing he is through this process!!!
Now we are working toward getting travel approval from China.  This requires more paperwork with the INS and also the consulate in China.  Our agency is anticipating travel in 11-14 weeks.  Sooner would be great!  Jace will celebrate his 5th birthday October 9th and we would love to celebrate with him but anytime will be fine.  God is totally in control of this!
The next few weeks will fly by as Makenna, Madison and Jaxson start school. Makenna will be in 5th grade and Madison 3rd.   Yes Jaxson will be the big kindergartner!!  Hard to believe.  And Justin has moved to his own apartment and is trying to adjust to how quiet it is there compared to here!! 
So continue to pray for our family as we all are going through lots of changes and anticipate the arrival of Jace. We are so blessed that he is going to be apart of our family!!
The next post should be our itinerary for our trip to China!!!  Can't wait!!

Vincent and Jace hugging each other.  Reagan on the end was adopted 1 month ago!!
We're comng boys!!!!!!!

PS We plan to close our T shirt sales next week 8/5/11 so if anyone still wants to order a shirt you have a few days left.  And thanks so much to all of you who have ordered shirts!!  We have sold 63 t shirts and you all are part of helping us bring Jace home!