Amazing news came today!! We received pre-approval from China for our son! I was starting to think it would never come, but God is faithful! We are just over the moon excited and SO ready to move forward. There is so much to do and so much to think about and get organized, but I'm up for the challenge :)
Our next big steps are raising the funds for our first agency fee of $2500 and the fee of $800 to get our homestudy started. The homestudy is when our social worker will start getting to know us and visit our house several times to make sure everything is safe and ready for Asher. We will not be able to adopt him unless our social worker gives us the stamp of approval. That paperwork, along with A TON of other papers, will then go to China where they will need to have final approval from the social welfare system.
I mentioned our first fundraiser, a puzzle fundraiser, in my last post. We have a 336 piece puzzle with this picture on it.
We thank each and every one of you who have already helped with donations, support, encouragement, and most importantly prayers. We have been so blessed by family and friends and we can't wait to share Asher with you all!