Gifts for Judah

If you follow me on Instagram, and you totally should be, then you may have seen my post the other week where our first gifts were sent to Judah.

Judah's first gifts from us are being sent to him today! A sweet lady in China helps purchase these gifts and sends them to the orphanage. Because he's not even two yet he'll probably never know his new xylophone is from us but I hope it brings him lots of joy. As for the sweaters… we were under the impression we selected the "boy" package. This might explain why he's wearing pink in every picture. At least these are to share with the hundreds of other children living there. Please pray for our sweet boy. In a few months we will travel to bring him home. One day he will leave the orphanage having no clue where he is going and then a couple hours later be handed over to us… complete strangers that look different, talk different, and smell different than anything he has ever seen before. We look forward to that day but to him it will be the scariest day ever. #chinaadoption #adoption #boys

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We got an e-mail the other night letting us know that the orphanage where Judah lives did receive our care package of gifts.  With gifts being sent and a travel meeting that I posted about on Instagram the other week…

I thought it would be good to share a little adoption update. In my last update we had just received immigration approval from the U.S. to adopt a child from China.  At the time we were hoping for a travel somewhere in January or February but knew that the Chinese New Year could throw a loop in things.

For the past two months our dossier has been in China waiting to be reviewed.  During that time China had a holiday where the government shut down for a week… so that extended our wait a little longer that we anticipated.  This whole step for some reason has been a little longer than the average wait time but God is in control and I constantly remind myself that He will not be a day early or a day late in arranging the day for Judah to come into our lives.

At the end of this step we will receive our Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from China and then we will have the green light to submit the final immigration papers to the U.S government to specifically bring Judah home. Once we have the LOA  in hand we will be about two to three months from travel approval and three to four months from actual travel.  This mommy heart is getting excited and can’t wait to hold him in my arms!!!

As we get closer and closer to travel we are having more and more people ask us if we are doing any fundraising.  The answer is “yes”. We have an account set up with Lifesong where people can donate and with donations of $50 or more receive a tax deductible receipt.

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