As you can see sooooo much has been happening! God has been working in ways we never imagined! Our dossier was to country on Feb. 1st and we were logged in with China Feb. 6th. It took 2 weeks for us to complete our waiting child paperwork and have our medical openness conference call. For those of you that prayed us throught that call, THANK YOU, that was so not easy. This call was done on Feb. 20th. We were told by our agency to expect a match within 6-12 months, then they said based on our openness to expect a match sometime in the next 6 months. God brought us a match in TWO WEEKS!! We were shocked and in complete awe! I have been saying for months that God would do the impossible if we got a match in the first month and traveled in the summer and that is what is happening. The rest of the process...we are now in our wait for LOA (letter of acceptance). This is our official acceptance from China of our baby. This could come any day or as long as 60 days. We then submit more immigration paperwork to USCIS and wait a few weeks for what is called an article 5. This is sent to the US Consulate in Guangzhou, who then submits it to CCCWA (China) who then issues us a travel approval. We will leave to get her a few weeks after our travel approval. It could be late June or as long as September. We are praying as soon as possible!!!
Now onto Ivy, isn't she adorable??? All 5 of us are completely in LOVE!! Ivy is 13 months old now, her birthday is Feb. 5, 2012 (she was born 4 days after God told us to adopt!) She will be around 18 months when we go get her. It is so good for Dawson, Jayden, and Hallie to have a face to this baby we have been talking about and praying for about a year. We are so in awe of God's provision! Please pray for her health and safety in the months to come until we are able to get her and bring her HOME!
Now to him who is able to do
immeasurably more than all we can
ask or imagine, according to
his power that is at work within us.
Thank you for your prayers for her and us as we continue this awesome journey!
Jason, Dawn, Dawson, Jayden, and Hallie