October 26, 2012

BIG news!

Today came as a HUGE surprise.

I received a call at about 11:15 from our China coordinator asking if I had a minute to talk. She seemed very sober so I was a little worried. Considering the issue with our home study addendum, I was expecting the worst.

But, she wasted no time informing me that we received LOA today! This is the piece of paperwork we've been waiting for! It not only means our paperwork was accepted, it means they've reviewed our case, looked at our referral and given us permission to adopt the child we were referred. Prayers answered! Praise God!

Our LOA came in 28 days. That's over a MONTH earlier than we were expecting. Because of this, we were told today we may travel as early as JANUARY!

I'm expecting February. But either way, it's much earlier than we'd planned. That means we have about 3-4 months LESS to raise our travel funds. It's a little stressful, but we're counting on God to provide just as he has done thus far.

AND, that wasn't the only exciting thing that happened in the last 24 hours...

Yesterday, we received an update on Little One, including new pictures :)

Since we got LOA today, that means we can share her publicly VERY soon. And just to keep your curiosity piqued, she's pretty darn cute :)

More soon....


  1. Congratulations!! That is such a HUGE blessing! To put things into perspective? We waited *105* days for our LOA ;) But, as you well know, His timing is perfect and who are we to second guess? Again, congrats. Now....POST THOSE PICTURES! lol

  2. So HAPPy FOR YOU! She couldn't be getting a better family! I especially loved your post on Jon's suggestion to send a stuffed animal that smells like you and your family. SO SMART! I can't wait to meet the soon to be newest Sprang.