Signed, Sealed, Delivered… (We’re) Yours!

Yes, it’s true! 

Our LOA is off to the provincial office and then to China as we speak!

We not only received our LOA in our agency’s office yesterday, but even with me laying in bed with the stomach flu, Stephen managed to rush down and pick it up, bring it home for our signing (NOT the beautiful photo-op for the grandparents’ Christmas calendars – ha) and rush it all back down to the agency.  And this was in the hour just before a rushed notary appointment to have Stephen’s Citizenship information verified (again!) for our application for Samuel’s citizenship. 

Ahhhh, all a part of his story now. 

Day 67 and suddenly it doesn’t matter a bit.  :)

God has been so faithful through all this. 

Even with my roller coaster of doubts (how can we be the right familiy for this little one?) and down right panicked state at times (there’s just no way this will ever happen!), He has been faithful to what He promised us He would do.  And I am so thankful that His plan is better than our own.

As my Mom reminded me the other day, in the natural this all seems impossible but we are not dealing with only the natural here. 

And that is something to shout with joy over!

Now on to our wait for TA and then…

Samuel, Here We Come! 



  1. Hi Shelley,
    Congratulations! I had no idea you were adopting again…I haven’t been following along too much on the yahoo groups. Now I will go back and read through your blog to hear all your exciting news! I am so jealous! :-)

    Take care!

  2. I just found your blog throught the Yahoo Limb differences group!! We also have 4 bio and now our Mei Mei makes 5! So great to hear of other large families who have opened their hearts and love! The miracle you witness between siblings will be so grand!! People always talk about how blessed she is and trust me, we are the ones blessed beyond measure! God is so good! Can’t wait to hear (read) all about your journey!!!! Deb

  3. Ugh, stomach flu?
    Glad to see that it’s back out of your hands…
    Praying for a TA process that is so fast it makes your head spin!

  4. YEY!!!!!!!! I am so happy to hear that it has arrived! I think you *should* be traveling in 8-9 weeks!

  5. kim denis says:

    Yay Yay Yay!!!!
    Hope you are feeling better soon! You have much to celebrate and prepare!
    God is Good!

  6. So who all is traveling this time? Orginally it was possibly just you, but now…..?

  7. So excited for you! Now you can start packing and planning… it goes fast from here and soon he will be in your arms.

  8. Thrilling!

    Kate :)

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