Our dossier officially was received this morning (afternoon, China time) at CCAA! It was so fun to watch our dossier’s progress over the weekend. This is a great day for our dossier to arrive since the CCAA has been closed for the last week due to Chinese New Year. Hoping to hear in a few weeks that we are officially… Read More
Where is Sophie?
Sophie is from the Guangxi Province, on the southern coast of China, which borders Vietnam. She is in the city of Guilin, which is in the northeast corner of Guangxi. When we travel for her we will meet and adopt her Nanning, but we are very hopeful to be able to visit Guilin, not only because of how lovely that… Read More
I love Tootsie Rolls!
Here she is, our Isabelle, chomping on her new favorite, Tootsie Rolls. Or as she calls them, ‘num num’. She is almost 4 weeks post open heart surgery and she is doing wonderfully. And basically, we’ll give her just about anything she wants! She is gaining weight and has energy to spare! We have been amazed at the transformation that… Read More
It’s time to CELEBRATE! We heard from our agency this afternoon and our completed dossier is on its way to China! We have been working toward this day since September and it feels great! Now it’s time to settle in for the 3 month wait until we get our TA (Travel Approval) and then it will be just a few… Read More
More on our girl
We first saw Sophie’s face on September 7. Our agency inquired on our behalf with the CCAA if they would consider us to adopt her since we have more children than China allows. We heard the good word a few days later and our LOI (Letter of Intent) was sent to China on September 22. It was a long wait… Read More
Since we decided to adopt again, we had to trade in the Honda Odyssey we bought in 2004 in anticipation of having 5 children. At that time we thought a 7 seat vehicle would do us right for the long haul. Well, God had other plans. Soooo, as soon as Chris came home, we headed over to our local Honda… Read More
Our journey to Sophie Lulu began many months ago. On September 7th, our lives forever. It was the day I first laid eyes on the face of an angel who, by the grace of God, will become our daughter… our second daughter from China and our sixth child. We travelled to China in May of 2005 to adopt our precious Isabelle,… Read More