I have some HUGE adoption news to SHARE.
Ok, as you know, God has been working miracles in our adoption process.
Miracle # 1…We raised everything we needed to finish paying the Adoption agency (Children’s House International) and Dossier fees to China! Miracle!
Miracle # 2…Our Dossier was submitted to China and was officially locked into their system. Miracle!
Miracle # 3…We were told that it would take about 4-6 weeks for our Dossier to be translated and it only took 2 days!!!! MIRACLE!!
Miracle # 4…We were then told that the next step…Going from LOCKED IN DATE to LSC (Letter Seeking Confirmation) would take some time as well. We got word today that we have
OFFICIALLY BEEN MATCHED WITH KAI IN CHINA’S SYSTEM!!!!!
What that means is…We were already Pre-Approved, but they have to wait for the final paperwork to get to China and then to be translated and then to go under review and then to matched. That all typically takes months!
God’s done it in under a week! ONLY GOD!!
Here’s what’s next…We receive our official LOA (Letter of Acceptance) in the mail, we sign it and get it back to our adoption agency ASAP. We have also just sent our paperwork for the US Consulate’s approval for our adoption and visit. Once all that is in…we wait for our TA (Travel Approval) and dates!
WOW! WOW! WOW!
I have been thinking we would realistically head to China sometime between late January and March! We may still! But, at this point, things are moving FAST!
Now, we are going to ramp up our efforts again to raise the last bit of funds needed for our trip! Airfare, Hotel, Ground Transportation, Food, Kai’s Visa, and Translator.
Our puzzle fundraiser has been going really well and tomorrow we’ll start posting about it regularly again! We have had 140 pieces sponsored out of 252!
ANOTHER POSSIBLE MIRACLE # 5…I’ve spoke with two different people who have asked if they could use airline miles towards our trip. Once we get more of an idea about travel dates, we will be able to explore that.
Tracie has had other adoptive moms calling her from around the country because they’re amazed at our fast these steps have gone for us. Their recommendation has been…
GET READY TO TRAVEL!! GET KAI’S BEDROOM DONE!!
We are going to start figuring out Toddler stuff again! We have a crib and a stroller. That’s it.
So, please be praying! Keep praying for Kai! Pray for God’s favor on his life. Pray that he has favor with us! Pray for Kai when he finally leaves the orphanage. Pray for us as raise funds to travel. Pray for safety and protection.