Sunday, March 25, 2012

Someone once said ...

if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.  We thought our family was complete, but God has made it very clear to us that it is not.  We are very excited to share that we are adopting again!!  If someone would have told me years ago that we would have 4 kids, I would have told them they were crazy.  The truth is, we are thrilled and can't get all of the paperwork and home study visits done quickly enough.    
We feel led to adopt a little boy from China.  Some people have asked us, "Why a boy?"  What a lot of people don't realize is that there are a lot of little boys with minor special needs who need homes.  Many people think that only girls are adopted from China, but boys can also be adopted. 
We have completed all of the applications for both the home study agency and adoption agencies. We have also started gathering our documents for our dossier.
We are now trying to come up with a new name for our blog and are taking suggestions.  :-)  The kids have also started the great debate on a name for their little brother.  The kids are all excited and cannot wait to bring their new brother home. 
Next steps is to complete our home study and to then complete our dossier.  This can take a few more months because certain things have to be checked and approved by the government.  We are hopeful that we will be matched once our dossier makes it to China.  We appreciate all of your prayers and support as we journey back to China!!


  1. awesome news!!! we're so excited for you guys and cannot wait to follow along with your journey. that's what you could name your new blog "back to china".
    Love, Kevin, Michele, Levi, and Lydia H.

  2. That's fabulous news--congratulations to all of you!!

  3. Oh my GOODNESS! Congratulations! I have the chills - this is such exciting news. We definitely need to see you again soon and catch up before and AS the family grows!!!

  4. Yay!!! Yay! Yay!!!!!!!!! So excited to join u on this journey!'. Love u!!!!<3

  5. Not sure if you remember us...we met you all @Lola Joy's homecoming have been following your blog :). We will be praying for you all & your sweet boy. Six is a great number!!!!

  6. GAH!!! Wonderful news! Congratulations to you all!

  7. YEAH! We went back for our 4th child (2nd from China) in 2010 and brought home a son ... and another son! LOL! We now have 4 sons and 2 daughters (didn't see that one coming either but we got home in Feb. with our 2nd DD). I am fairly certain we are done, however, DH and I are no longer stating that very much b/c of your aforementioned first line of your post.

    BTW, I came over from RQ (hopingfor08). I would love to ask you some questions if possible in private. Thanks!

    cljjs (at) yahoo (dot) com

    BTW, my blog is now private, but I'd be happy to give you an invite! Just wanted to know who is reading as I was getting some crazy # of hits lately. Thanks!!!