Cole, Alex, & Anna Grace

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More waiting!!

We are really hoping and praying that we will get our next set of approvals this week. Our next approval from China is the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and there is a good chance that it will come in the next few days. But, it will do nothing without our next approval from the US government- our immigration approval. It is sitting on a desk in the immigration office waiting to be processed. Apparently, I messed up part of the form when I sent it in, so we are trying to get that all staightened out.
One of our neighbors lent us a crib that would match Anna Grace's room, so the boys helped to put it together. My mom has a friend who is making us a little pink blanket to put in her crib. We can not wait until our sweet little girl is here to play in her room and sleep in her crib that her big brothers helped to put together!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Care package is on the way to China!!

We finally get to send Anna Grace a care package! The boys and I have been working to put this together for a few weeks now. Cole & Alex helped pick out several toys, 2 pairs of pajamas, a toothbrush, and some little gifts for the foster family. Cole noticed that Anna Grace's referral papers said she likes to play with blocks, so he picked out a little block set for her. Alex read that her favorite activity is dancing, so he picked out a little stuffed toy that plays different music. We also put together a little photo album with pictures of the whole family and little labels in Chinese so that she can start to learn about her family. Now, we just pray that her package is delivered to her foster family, and they will start to prepare her. This may be the first notification that the foster family has that she has been matched with a permanent family. We pray that they will find comfort in knowing that she is going to a loving family.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Announcing our precious daughter!!!

After 3 years of waiting, we have a beautiful little girl! Her name is Zheng Ping An and she is living in a foster care in Henan, China. Her birthday is May 13 and she is about to turn 2 years old. We can not wait to hold her in our arms!! We hope to travel in May or June. We would love to be with her for her birthday, but we realize that we may not get to travel that soon.