Adoption Update

We are moving along in the adoption process! It feels incredibly good to be done with the paperwork and to feel like things are finally happening! In case you aren’t aware, we are in the processing of adopting a child from China. We started the process a year and a half ago, and I cannot believe it’s been that long. The paperwork took us a lot longer than is typical because we had issues with our health insurance

We handed in our finished dossier (paperwork for China) to our adoption agency on June 13 and it was sent to China on July 8. It was logged into China’s system on July 17 and we got a notice that it was finished being translated yesterday. There are many important steps that the paperwork goes through, and it’s amazing to have some of these steps completed.

The next step is for our agency to match us with a child. After we are matched and we accept the referral, the wait is 4-6 months until we travel to bring him home. So that’s where we currently are in the process. 

While we are waiting for our little boy, we are raising money for our adoption expenses which will total around $35,000. We have been so appreciative of the support we have received so far! It has been so cool to see how God has been working things out. 

I still have t-shirts and prints available in my Etsy shop and all proceeds go to our adoption fund.

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My friend Wanda also has these gorgeous necklaces in her shop and 20% of the proceeds will go toward our fund.

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Adoption is such a journey. It’s unpredictable and full of “what ifs”. But we are trusting that God knows what He is doing and has everything under His control. What a comfort that is!

4 thoughts on “Adoption Update

  1. Can you repost a link to your friend Wanda’s website? I adore her necklace, and would love to support your adoption. Our family adopted a sibling group out of foster care last year, and now we are battling leukemia with our youngest biological son….so I daily need the reminder to “Be Still and Know!” Blessings to you…have always admired your beautiful work.
    ~Heather

  2. I know how important and precious all those steps are to holding your child…. Our daughter has been home with us from China for 7 years now. Reading your blog post brings back so many feelings I will never forget about the process. WHile It was hard to wait…. it was a part of God’s perfect timing and I am ever so thankful.

  3. How wonderful that you will soon meet and hold your new son and bring home to be part of the rest of your family! I can imagine it must all seem surreal like you said! But, in time it will be very real and exciting! Praise God for this little guy the Lord is giving you to raise to know Him, love Him and serve Him!! God bless you all! Eph. 3:20

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