Exactly one year ago today( December 17, 2015), Ben and I filled out the Request to International Adoption Application and mailed it off to the Gladney Agency with our $300 application fee! At that time, we were under the impression that the adoption process would be a long one and the wait could be 18-24 months long! We were trusting that God would bring us step-by-step to the child He had planned for us. Now, one year later we are excited to be anticipating our little girl, Lucee, coming home with us within 13-14 months of that initial application!!! Praise God and may He continue to bless this adoption process!!
Just a side note.... our three biological kids came 1-3 weeks early, so it's just fitting that Lucee would be coming "early" as well ;)
Monday, December 14, 2015
Some people have been asking about updates on Lucee... Not much is going on right now on our side of things. Other than trying to get things ready for her to come home! Woo Hoo!!!
However, in China, the paperwork is getting to where it needs to be and people are double checking that everything is where it is supposed to be, so that when we get there with Lucee, there won't be any paper/document hiccups. :)
We have been given the estimate of about 2 more weeks until CCCWA (China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption) will issue our Travel Approval date. We are estimating that the travel date will be toward the latter part of January 2016. We will definitely announce on here and blast it on Facebook when we get that Travel Approval date!!!
Until then, we will just continue to prepare our house and hearts for our sweet daughter to come home!
In regards to our fundraising, we are less than $3,000 away from the financial goal on Adopt Together!! Praise God for all of His provisions thus far!
If you would like to contribute to this, please go to
to make a tax-deductible donation to help with travel and adoption expenses.
Stay tuned for the Travel Date coming soon.... Yippee, SUPER exciting, it's just around the corner!!!