"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

Friday, July 6, 2012


Oh my gosh, we got it!  WE GOT OUR LOA!!!  China gave us our Letter of Approval, saying basically, yep, this is a good match!  We were on day 106 of our wait and I'm happy to say goodbye to the Century Club.  I am so, so relieved and happy to be moving on to the next step...finally!  So, now we have a few more steps which take around 3ish months total and then we will go get our girl!  It's feeling so much more real now. Our agency said that there's a small chance that we could travel in September if things move quick for us (please, God!) but more likely October.  I am really hoping for September for 3 reasons, 1- it's the month Liana turns 2 (we won't make it in time for her birthday but it would still be nice), 2- there's a trade fair in China in October that makes travel there much, much more expensive, and 3- well, it's sooner!  We just want Liana with us as soon as possible.  We're coming, Liana!  As soon as we can!!


  1. YAY!!! I am sooo excited for you. I was thinking of you today and wondering how you were doing and if you had heard anything. I am so very glad to see this!!

  2. Finally!! That is great news Sarah and I couldn't be happier for you guys. You must really be chomping at the bit to buy some plane tickets now. I'm looking forward to buying a few myself!

  3. We are so excited for you, and praying for you! The wait is long, but the Lord's timing is perfect. :) We are waiting for our little boy from China, too... in the last stages of the paperwork. The Lord bless you guys!

    --jerome & cynthia

  4. Though this flu (?) has kept me off the computer for a while, you have kept Dad and me up-to-date, and we so appreciate it, Toots! We are so thrilled that you finally received your LOA! (love that pic :) What an answer to prayer. I do think that Texas rainbow was God's beautiful way of encouraging you. He is with you all the way! Praying for and loving all five of you. Mom