Today has been an incredible day and I am overwhelmed (in a good way)! First, I get an email from one of the foundations we applied with, and found out we received a $5,000 grant! I can't even being to describe what an amaing blessing this is! We are now roughly about $10,000 from being FULLY funded!
Now, just minutes ago, I received an email from our agency saying our dossier had been logged in to the CCCWA (China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption)! I can't believe it, I'm on cloud 9! Now we wait for LOA (Letter of Approval), which will be our officail approval to adopt Asher. Those wait times vary so much, so it's almost impossible to guess, but I've seen someone get LOA in 35 days (VERY rare). The average seems to be anywhere from 60 to 100 days.
It feels amazing to be getting so much closer to our little boy and I can't wait to announce that we have LOA. Please continue to pray for us during this journey, and that God would prepare Asher for the HUGE amount of change he will soon face. We get so excited that it's sometimes easy to forget how much he will be giving up. There will be a great deal of grieving for such a young child to face and we just pray that God would prepare him and us for this. Thank you!
Monday, June 16, 2014
On Friday the 13th (I know, so weird), we were finally DTC (or Documents to China)!!! It's been 8 months since we received our pre-approval to adopt Asher. 8 months of paper chasing and craziness. I am SO happy and excited to finally be here! I got an email today that our agency's people in China delivered our dossier to the CCCWA (China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption) today and we should have a log in date within 3 weeks. Once we are logged in, we will have a new to-do list, and I'm not exactly sure what to expect, but I am so ready for it! We are almost there Asher Jiu! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has helped us get to this point. We are beyond blessed by your kindness, love, and generosity!