Sunday, May 23, 2010

AMAZING NEWS!!! China Here We Come!!!!

Yes, the title of the post says everything. We are heading back to China to adopt another little girl!! We are thrilled at the prospect and cant wait to see which daughter God has chosen for our family.

The story is obviously from God as he has been working on all of our hearts for quite some time. Over the past 3 to 6 months I have been watching many friends return to China (or other countries) to adopt their second child. I have watched and wondered if that could ever happen for us but I remember clearly discussing with Kevin way back when that 3 kids is enough for us. Even so, I still thought about adopting again frequently and even signed up to see our agencies SN spotlight babies that come out in emails. Over the months my heart has softened to the idea but I have not been able to bring myself to discuss it with Kevin as I was worried he would flat out say NO and then the idea would be over. On Monday night I was getting ready to go to bed and Kevin called like he frequently does before I go to bed (Kev is working graveyards right now). We did our normal chit chat and then he said, "Hay, Ive been wanting to talk with you about something for a while. God keeps laying this on my heart and I have been praying about it for a while and I think God is telling us that we need to adopt again." I was shocked, amazed, elated and joyful in one swoop!! I could not believe how God had been working on our hearts separately and then, in His timing, chose to bring the idea up to discuss. Needless to say, I was thrilled and we both immediately decided on China Special Needs through our previous adoption agency Nightlight Christian Adoptions.

Anyway, we are moving along and just thrilled to be going back. The boys are beyond excited and they are already looking at names and Mia says she wants her little sister from China NOW!! She does not want to wait. Neither do we!! We are wanting our next daughter to be within about a year to year and a half of Mia's age so our referral will probably be about 2 to 2.5 at referral. We want the girls to grow up together and be good friends. We are open to most minor and correctable special needs but we are also very aware of what we can handle and must be cognoscente of our limitations and current family needs. We are hoping to have our dossier to China by August and hopefully have a referral by September. If we have a September referral, we should be in China around Spring 2011. Those are totally rough ideas of times but they should be relatively on target with the agencies approximations.

So, there you have it!! Another amazing journey to our waiting daughter! I just cant believe how God works and I am sooooooo looking forward to the journey we are starting. By the way, any name suggestions? If any of you are done having kids and you had a great name you never used-- throw it my way. I would love to hear all your suggestions??

Big Hugs!!!


  1. OH MY WORD!!!! This is SO EXCITING!! Yes, God does work in mysterious ways...... what an incredible were both wanting the same thing and just needed to find the right time to say it to one another:)

    Well, if your timeline stays true, we could be getting our referrals around the same time!!! After 4 years of waiting...... we are only 21 LID away from our referral. I am guessing August/September referral and travel sometime this fall. BTW, we still don't have her named yet...... I think we need to wait until we see her face...but I will be happy to send some suggestions your way.

    I am just over the moon for you Christy...... I can't wait to follow along on your journey!!

    Best Wishes to you as you start to walk this new path:)



  2. OMW.. I am sooo excited for you my friend..
    Another little girl for Auntie Kim to spoil..
    Love you big..
    Miss you BIG TIME...

  3. Congrats and WOW!!! Amazing how God works in his time and in his way. Who would have thought! Love these names:


    Congrats again, Sharon (in NC)

  4. I am so THRILLED for you guys! How exciting! Congrats on your journey.

  5. congrats! I'm amazed and shocked. But, God is good. I've always wanted a Lauren or a AddyAnne. I may get a Lauren one DD has already (at age 3) asking Jesus for brother or sister. Now we just need to convince Daddy! :-)

  6. Wow -- that is so exciting!! What a wonderful blessing for your family.


  7. Congratulations guys. How exciting and we are happy to be along for the ride as you meet your newest daughter/sister. As for names we chose Emma for our second daughter's name but also liked Annika, Olivia, Sadie, Leah and Julia to name a few. Best wishes to you're whole family.

    Janice and Family

  8. Congratulations! I am soooo excited for your family! I am looking forward to following your journey again!

  9. YAY!!! That is amazing!!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see you bring home another daughter!!

  10. I have MAJOR tears streaming down my face right now! I was going to call but I'm bumbling!! I am so, so excited for you guys....SO excited!! God works in such amazing ways! We can not wait to follow along on your journey and see the blessing that will be placed in your arms. Congratulations to ALL of you!!

    BTW...I'll be in town 7/25 - 8/1...hope you guys are in town and we can have lunch or something.

  11. Amazing!! Congrats to you all! :)

  12. Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to follow your journey...again! GOD bless

  13. OMG Girl! Congrats! Another Lucky Mommy kid! :) Those annual DL passes are going to become pretty expensive :)

    Here are a couple of names I love:

  14. Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to hear about your wonderful journey!!!

    I love the name Lacey.

    Take care.

  15. Congratulations! What a great story...

  16. Oh wow, what wonderful news! Congratulation!!!

  17. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! That's amazing! What an exciting thing to read first thing this morning!! Hugs for your new adventure!

  18. Hey! Great news that it is a go!!! and the time line your agency gave you is amazing!!! Now knock out that Dossier!!!!

    We just played with a "Kayley" this morning. I thought it was a beautiful name! And, I have always adored Piper! We just happen to have a Portugese Waterdog with that name already...

    Enjoy the Hague paperwork!!!!

  19. How exciting for your family! We returned last August from China with our 2nd China blessing. We adopted SN and it was SUPER quick. I am talking 6 months start to finish! I would do it again in a minute! Please keep us updated on your journey!!

  20. Congratulations! What a precious decision. Mia will be a wonderful big sister and your boys have already proven themselves as wonderful big brothers!

    Take Care, Cora

  21. Congratulations on going back for another precious little one! Our girls are Ashlyn and those names. :)

  22. Congratulations! I know how excited you must feel!

  23. Wow! That IS amazing news! Congrats to you all!

  24. Wow! That IS amazing news! Congrats to you all!

  25. Congratulations! What exciting news for your family!

  26. I'm so happy for you! May the process be smoother than silk and literally fly by.