November 19th, 2015

Praise God!!  We got our fingerprint appointment today.  I have never been so happy to see mail from:

Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

in my life.  Our appointment is set for November 30th at 8:00 a.m.  Thankful we got our appointment before the holidays so we can rest in knowing we will be going the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Again please continue praying for our sweet baby and us over the holidays.  I am going to be decorating for Christmas this week and I am already dreading hanging the stockings because I know one will be missing.  Thankful knowing this will be the last set of holidays before we have our baby with us.  We hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!
November 18th, 2015

Hello everyone!!  I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving next week.  Please keep us in your prayers as we will be celebrating missing one of our babies.  I know it is going to be a tough one.

I also wanted to let everyone know that I added a link on the blog that you can sign up to follow the blog.  It will notify you when I post something new!

We are also excited to announce that we got approved for an Adopt Together profile.  This is an organization that helps people fundraise for adoptions.  It is also a 501C3 so you can donate and write it off on your taxes:)

Still praying we get our fingerprint appointment this week!!
November 9th, 2015

Well we got our receipt from immigration today!!  We were so excited to get that receipt because we know they received everything and will begin to process it.  Our next step is waiting for our fingerprint appointment.  Praying we get this next week.

We also wanted to tell everyone that China lifted its one child policy.  Chinese families will now be allowed to have 2 children.  This is very exciting because hopefully we will see the number of aborted and abandoned children decrease.  However, we do not currently see this affecting the number of children with medical special needs who are abandoned.  Since we are adopting a child with special needs and we know our precious one has already been born and waiting for us in an orphanage it will not affect our adoption timeline.  Praise God for this!!
November 1st, 2015

Well we checked the mail today because we forgot to check it yesterday with all of the Halloween parties and excitement and we received a packet back from Immigration.  It turns out we accidentally wrote a 12/13 instead of a 10/13 on the check and since they could not cash it they sent the entire packet back with a big piece of paper on top that read Denied.  Needless to say it was an emotional day with lots of tears shed.

After this second delay of another 1 1/2 weeks I am leaning more on God and doing my best to trust in his perfect timing.  I know he is in control and would not allow our baby to spend 1 more day than she is suppose to in an orphanage away from her mommy, daddy, and 2 big sisters.  Please pray we can let go and trust his perfect timing.

We will overnight the paperwork to Homeland Security/Immigration tomorrow so they will receive everything on Tuesday the 3rd.