Monday, March 30, 2009

1st Home Visit Done

Our first home study visit was this past Saturday. It went very well and we really like the sw. She had given us a huge list of things that she needed from us and was surprised that we had all of them for her on the first visit. Our next visits will not be until the weekend of May 9th. Seems so far a way and I'm really bummed about it.

We are planning a fundraiser in hopes to raise enough money to bring both of our older children with us. We feel it will help Evan with his transition. Please pray for the planning of this. We also ask that you keep Evan in your prays. I have contacted our FC to see if we can get updated information as his is 14 months old. We also want to know how much signing he is receiving, what kind and will he understand what is going on when we come to China. I do know of a family that is traveling to his orphanage from our agency some time within the next several months. I pray that she can catch a glimpse of him and snap a picture for us.

Nothing much going on other than I'll be driving to our capital to get state certification in the next couple of weeks.! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Homestudy Scheduled

We have our first home study visit this coming weekend! I will be glade to be able to give all of our paper work we have gathered this far to our SW. We have all of our dossier requirements, I just have to work on getting them state certified and then sending them off to the consulate. We are finishing our 8 hrs of Hague Training and have finished our 2 hrs of Adopting An Older Child Training.

We have received a few more pictures of Evan and are awaiting his finding ad. This will actually give us a better idea of what he looked like when he was smaller. I will then be able to look for more pictures of him.

Other than that not much more to report. Just plugging along! :O)

Friday, March 13, 2009


As soon as we receive our PA from China we'll be able to show you all of the pictures we have of our little cutie. For now this is all we can show you. ;)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Good News, Bad News

First let me say thank you to those who lifted our family up in prayer over the weekend. It was felt. Bob and I had a pretty serious talk about Rocky this past weekend. We both had concerns in different areas. I had concerns for Rocky's health and my husband had concerns for my health. For many weeks I felt the Lord open many doors to Rocky and the past two weeks I feel they have been closing. I wanted to ignore it at first but it was becoming very clear that he is not our son. :( It was a very difficult decision to make. We will continue to advocate for Rocky and pray that he finds his forever family!

As for the good news, we are currently reviewing a file of a 6 yr old boy who has a repaired cleft palate and is deaf. For those with our agency he is listed as Timothy. Keep praying my friends, the Lord knows who our son is. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Extra Prayers

If all of my dear friends could say some extra pray this weekend we would really appreciate it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New SW

We finally have a SW. We have waited three weeks to receive this information. We are looking forward to meeting her. Looks like we won't actually meet her for another 3 weeks though. Seems like a long time but we will plug along. We have all but two documents for our dossier!!