Friday, July 14, 2006

A little bit about our family...

Yep, that’s our girl!!! This is picture of our daughter, Elizabeth!! Well, she probably doesn’t look exactly like that- it’s just a guess on my part.

Huh? A guess?

We are in the process of adopting a daughter from China!!! We requested a little girl between 6 months and 12 months of age. We do not know who she is. The government agency in China that handles adoptions will match us up with a little girl. We are LID 9-12-05 (for those of y’all familiar with Chinese adoption lingo)-which just means that is when China received all of our paperwork- and HOPEFULLY we will receive a picture of her and get her medical report before Christmas. We are with a WONDERFUL agency called Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI). I highly recommend them to everyone considering Chinese adoption.

Why adoption? Do y’all remember when Nadia Comenici was in the Olympics in the 70s? She was from Romania. For some reason, I remember the news stations talking about all the orphanages in Romania and the need for families to adopt. I remember thinking, “I want to adopt!! I know what; I’ll give birth to 2 children and adopt all the rest!” Well, the sweet Lord planted that desire to adopt children when I was very little and it never went away.

When Mr. U and I married in 1998, he already had two children from a previous marriage. I was blessed in 2000- I got to legally adopt them (and we got to homeschool, too!!!)

While we do have the two children, Mr. U and I have always wanted many more children. I have never been able to conceive and doctors don’t know why. We didn’t feel like the Lord wanted us to do in-depth testing because we both wanted to adopt so badly!! So, after years of prayer, the Lord has directed our steps to China!!! We first thought “There is NO WAY we can afford international adoption!!” And we can’t. The Lord, though, has clearly provided for us in this entire process and I know He will keep providing to see us through until the day we bring our Elizabeth home and for the rest of our lives.

So, here we are…. Waiting… I will definitely let y’all know when we finally hear from China. If anyone is interested in finding out more about CCAI or Chinese adoption, please feel free to email me at

Children are such a blessing. I cannot wait to have our new little one home.


Tammy said...

Well, congratulations in advance! I would love to adopt!

Angelena said...

Wow, congratulations! I bet you are anxious to welcome her into you home.


Katherine@Raising Five said...

That is so exciting! I am so happy for you and waiting anxiously!

Thanks for visiting my blog - I enjoyed poking around yours and getting to know you a bit! I'll be back!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

I'm so excited for you!! Children are such a blessing, I hope everything works out well for you!!

eph2810 said...

That is wonderful and you are right: children are a precious gift. I am glad that God is seeing you through this ordeal. I am sure it is not easy...I know a couple of familes personally who have adpoted little girls from China...So sad that still girls have to somewhat suffer in China. I think you and your husband will be wonderful blessing to your Elizabeth (what a beautiful name, btw)...Thank you so much for sharing.

Paula said...

What wonderful news! She is a very blessed little girl, whomever she is!

Mrs. C

Melissa said...

Baby Elizabeth, that's so exciting! So, if you are my Sister-in-Christ, does that make me her Aunt-in-Christ, hehe!


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