I have been so busy I keep forgetting to post! But I have tremendous news! After finding Lucky's file and getting it transferred back to WACAP, we of course submitted LOI. To our amazement, we got a call from our agency on March 15th, less than 24 hours after we submitted our LOI, to tell us we got PA! God is truly in control of this journey and we are humbled by his Grace to open the door to China once again! Please pray that I can get the paperwork done fast and that the homestudy goes quickly! The Sanders are leaving next week to pick up Dusty and I'm sending a letter with them for Lucky. We are trying to think of names to suggest to him and let him pick which one he wants; of course, the only thing we ask is that it be a "J" name!
I wanted to lift up my older children in praise tonight.....we have to trust that God will provide the finances for this adoption; He has already provided much needed help in the form of financial aid through our agency and an orphanage donation waiver, but that will still leave around $15,000 (by my estimates) to come up with. Not a small amount in only 5 months! Jessica and James offered their help by choosing to withdraw from a school trip in 2013 they were signed up for and we were putting money towards. They wanted us to use that money to help with the adoption costs instead. We're hoping we can take a family trip instead to celebrate Jessica's graduation in 2013.