Sunday, February 25, 2007

Update on Lilly

Our "letter of intent" (LOI) to adopt "Lilly" was mailed on 12/19/06. Then the waiting game began. Since we already had a "log in date" (LID) of 11/21/06, we did not receive "pre -approval" (PA). We are waiting on "travel approval" (TA) from the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) which is final approval. We hope and pray to receive it by the end of March and travel in April or early May.

We received an update on "Lilly" on 1/30/07. This was so exciting because we got 2 new pictures of her. She has gained weight and is now sitting alone. The update also said that she is continuing to battle respiratory infections so we are focusing our prayers on her health. We pray for a speedy process, and for God to protect her until we are allowed to bring her home.

Katie, our second child, has been on a mission to help the orphans in China. She has donated money to "Love Without Boundaries" which helps provide surgery for orphans. She has also collected donations of money, stickers, and lollipops to take to the orphans. She and her big sister, Shelby, have been buying clothes from the clearance racks to take to the children in the orphanage where "Lilly" is. They are using their own money and donations from friends and family. We are so proud of them.

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