The Votes Are In!

After having our fourth and final homestudy visit with our SW on Friday, we learned even more about SN. We are blessed because our SW has spent her entire full time career as a caseworker for our state to help SN children get the help they need. She is a wealth of information on special needs children. Another great source is a click away on my sidebar.

This site was developed by a team of adoptive mothers of SN children from China. It is a fabulous resource!

Well, the poll results are in! If you could have a $200 gift card from any of the stores I listed, you chose in the following order:

1. Home Depot
2. Old Navy
3. Barnes & Noble
4. Pottery Barn
5. Williams-Sonoma

Well, you will have your chance to win them all! Our family will be launching a Gift Card Giveaway this coming week. There will be one giveaway with $500 in gift cards to be had. The other giveaway will be for a $100 Old Navy gift card, just for spreading the word about our fundraiser!

We have home study,immigration, and dossier & agency fees all about to hit in Dec/Jan. As things change in the SN adoption world, we have been advised by many to prepare our dossier and have it to China (DTC) or close to it before we find our child. Immigration is taking 120 days at this point and China requires us to be 90 days DTC upon asking to adopt a child [Letter of Intent (LOI)]. China will grant extensions, but sometimes not. Therefore, we are signed with an agency and are getting going with putting together our dossier.

We don’t have a picture of the child we will be adopting. God holds that in His hands. However, each evening, we pray as a family for the son/daughter brother/sister, who we will hold someday soon. We pray that our child is sleeping well in a room full of other children in the orphanage. We pray that our child is bonding with one of the nannies. We pray that our child is receiving the attention he/she needs. We pray that God will begin to prepare his/her heart to know Jesus and live a life that glorifies Him.

So, check back this week. We pray this week as you gather with family, your Thanksgiving will be blessed!

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