Friday, February 6, 2015

And He Makes 7: adopting again

Yes, it is true. Our family is growing again!
We have received pre-approval to adopt a beautiful 4 year old boy from China. His advocacy name is "Judah". He has beta thalassemia major just like our daughter Ayla. He is  also blood transfusion dependent. You can learn more about thalassemia here. "Judah's" health, right now, is a big worry for us. That being said, our family is still very excited and we are really looking forward to welcoming him into our family. This is not something we have taken lightly; we have been praying for "Judah" and about adopting him for months. We are not adopting him to "save" him; that is not our job. Choosing to welcome Judah into our family is all about hope, love, family, and God.

I am not going to be sharing as much information this time around for many reasons, but I will be updating on our progress. We will not be sharing identifying pictures of our new son until he is legally ours, but I assure you he is crazy cute and has the most gorgeous eyes.

We hope to have all of our paperwork "logged in" by the end of February. Due to "Judah's" medical needs are trying really hard to get everything done quickly. Our agency and our US government have agreed that "Judah" needs to come home quickly and have agreed to help us expedite the best that they can. At this time we are not sure when we will travel, but we think it will be sometime this summer.

Now the tough part. We need to raise the remaining funds to bring "Judah" home. We have a few fundraisers planned and we will be sharing those soon.

We are so thankful for everyone that supports and loves our family. We cannot do this without all of you.


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