Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jacob Today!

Ashley, shared more photos from her day at Philip Hayden !  The best part was her comment about "Cole". ""Cole" was funny and friendly. He also gave me tons of love and I told him that I would see him soon since he would be living a few minutes away." Thank you Ashley!

New Photo!

Ashley and Mike, a couple from Newnan, are in China right now getting ready to pick up their daughter.  They took some time to drop by the Philip Hayden Foundation because their daughter spent a year of her life there.  They were so kind to send a photo of Jacob!  It is nice to see him holding that shovel in his right hand!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


It will be 3 to 5 months for us to get our Letter of Approval - LOA (the next big deal).  
Please join with us in prayer for the next bulk of time which is just waiting for China to process our paperwork (translating it and sending it to the Match Room and issuing our LOA).  
Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him for giving us a timely LID!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More Blesssings!

Do you ever feel like God is just "pouring" out buckets of blessing upon your head?  I do.  The Wolfe family has sent us more photos of Jacob.  The blessing of seeing these photos of our son feel like a refreshing spring rain.  "A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes other will himself be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25  How generous it was for them to refresh us while they are in China to adopt their own son!  

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Photo!

The Wolfe family is presently in China picking up their son at the Philip Hayden Foundation. They graciously offered to contact children that had families waiting to pick them up, get a photo, and hug them for us.  They were able to spend Friday visiting with the children of PHF and seeing where their son has lived for the last 1 1/2 years.  How blessed we were to get an email yesterday of Jacob!  They said that he was in the midst of eating lunch, but they got some photos.  Our hearts are aching for him and are looking forward to wrapping our own arms around our son! We are so thankful for this loving family in Christ who took the time to offer a gift to us - someone they only know from a yahoo group!  Thank you Wolfe family!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

News of the Day!

"Congratulations!  Your dossier has been delivered to the China Center of Adoption Affairs. "
We should get our LID- Log in Date in about a week.  

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Here’s the news you’ve long been waiting for—your dossier was sent to China today (1/2/2009)!  J 
This is the news we received last night!  It is quite exciting as we move closer to being able to travel to get Jacob.  It is a long series of check off marks to travel through, but we know it is worth the wait.  We now wait for what is called a LOI - Log in Date.  This is an official date your dossier was "logged-in" to China's adoption system.  China then has 3 to 5 months to process your dossier, match you with your identified child and send you the next anticipated notice called a LOA - Letter of Acceptance.  Praise Him!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Photos!

Happy New Year Everyone!  We just got these photos from PHF and are thrilled to see Cole in the jacket that we sent and holding his stocking!  What a blessing to see him!!!