Monday, October 30, 2006

We're on our way....

Today, we received our official notice that we can travel to China. We will be leaving for China this Sunday, November 5th out of Milwaukee. Our travels to Sofia will go through Detroit, MI ; Tokyo, Japan and then Guangzhou, China. Our actual travel time to get to China is just under 24 hours (with the stops included) not including the 14 hour time difference (China is 14 hours ahead of our time zone CST). We have never been so excited about a 24 hour travel day, but oh what a destination it will be.

We will keep the blogspot updated while we're in China so check back often to see what's going on with us.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Verbal Travel Approval

On October 20, we received an email from our agency that all the signatures needed for our travel approval were obtained and all we need now is the "official" letter typed. In short, we have a verbal approval but nothing can truly happen until we receive the official letter.

This could happen in a week or it could happen in a month. Either way, Dawn has us completely packed, stacked, and ready to roll. Keep us in your prayers and we'll keep you posted.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

October 12 Sofia Update

Well, we didn't get our travel invite to get Sofia before her birthday as we hoped for. Sofia turned one on September 23rd half a world away. We were allowed to send her some gifts to the orphanage , and we did. We remain faithful that God is looking after her and will soon bring our family together.

Now for the good news. Today we recieved an email from our adoption agency that our paperwork had made it through one of the final two steps needed to obtain our invite to travel. What does that mean? It means that we are one step closer to getting the final signature and on our way to bring Sofia home. PLEASE continue to pray for our family and as always, we do appreicate those prayers.

James, Dawn, Zach, Will and Sofia.