"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We are going to China!!!

We are praising God that we received our travel approval from China and will be leaving on Friday, January 29th to bring home our daughter. We will meet her on February 1st and will be finalizing things over in China and finishing up paperwork and then we will return home on February 11th. We will be blogging while over in China and taking LOTS of pictures, so please follow along with us on our journey. We are excited to say the least!!! Seems hard to believe we are finally this close to holding our little girl.

Please keep the following things in prayer:

*Smooth and safe travels (no delayed flights, etc.)

*Good health for all of us-especially the kids

*Lilyia’s transition into our family will go well. She knows nothing about us and she will be taken from the only life she has ever known and placed with who she considers complete strangers. Regardless of what her situation is like now, it is the only life she has ever known. So, this is going to be a hard transition for her and we pray she will know and understand our love for her from the very beginning and would bond and attach well with our family.

*Alyson, Austin, and Parker: They would do well with the transition of a new sibling into our family.

*Finances: Please pray God would provide the rest of the money needed to finish up our adoption.


  1. so excited for an update and FIRM dates of travel!!! praying for you guys and for your sweet daughter whose world is about to be turned upside down.

  2. that's WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! congratulations!!!!! :) :) :)
    can't wait to watch it all unfold!


  3. Exciting news! Praying that all will go well and that her transition into your family will be smooth!

  4. Yea! Praying for your family! Can't wait to see pics!! :)

  5. Hi! We are a family that adopted "Cole" from PHF. We come home this summer. We have named our son Jacob and he too has a bracial plexus injury. We are in the midst of physical therapy and occupational therapy. I have to say that nothing holds him back and he can do everything! We will be praying for you trip. I has taken us a good six months to feeling like a normal family again! Blessing to you,
    jen thompson