We are SO grateful for the love & support you have shown and for being SO very generous in your encouragement and prayers! If you are able, and feel led to do so, we still need funds for our travel expenses. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at adoptshoppe@gmail.com We LOVE sharing our story! We are SO thankful for you!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We got our papers back from TECO today!!! I sent them on to His Hands! They should get them on Monday! Yay!!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Okay, here's what's happened the last couple of days. On Saturday, we got our translated documents from His Hands! Praise the Lord! So we went yesterday morning and got the adoption contracts notarized. That was a bit of a struggle. We went to our bank (they've notarized MANY previous adoption documents for us). But this one was in Chinese. That scared them a little, I guess. Anyway, we ended up going to a law office to get it done. THEY knew that the contents of the document and what language it's in doesn't matter. From there the kids and I went to the Secretary of State and dropped everything off. They said it would take 2-3 hours to authenticate all my documents. So the kids and I ate lunch and hung out at Borders. The SOS finally called and said everything was ready. But when I went to pick it up, a couple of things were wrong, so they had to fix it while I waited some more. :) From there we went to TECO. (Keep in mind that all of this was in downtown Kansas City and I had to really hunt for all of these places!) As soon as I walked into the TECO office, she asked me if I had made copies of everything for HER file! Of course, I had not. So we left to hunt down a Kinko's to make the copies. Finally, we returned to TECO and left our documents with them! (The kids were SO good while we were doing all of this!) She said they'll be done in 3 days. So as soon as I get them back, I'll send them to Taiwan! So Holly & Trena should get them at least by the first of next week. So I'm praying that they have time to file for my court date right away and that our court date is soon! But it's all in God's timing and I know that's best! :)
We got an update on Mia today! Yay! We are SO blessed to get so many pictures and updates! Mia weighs 8.4 pounds now! She's eating well, smiling more and loves to be cuddled! She's well loved and taken care of and for this we are SO thankful!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I got an update today! Yay! Mia weighs a little less than 8 pounds. She eats 2 to 3 ounces at a time. Jenna says she is pretty laid back, has a quiet cry and that she saw her smile today! We are SO VERY BLESSED to receive pictures and updates so often!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We are so blessed to receive updates on our precious Mia. Whether they are pictures or how much she weighs or how long she is or whatever it is, I am always THRILLED to receive any news about her. Today Cheryl sent me this message:
" Just wanted you to know I took Baby Mia to Dr. Wang today for her first Hepatitis B immunization. They did not give it to her at birth since she was so small and thought it better to wait a month. She did great, only a little cry. He also looked at the rash on her face. It is just Baby Acne and he said it will clear up gradually. He gave her a cream to put on 3 times a day too. She does not have the rash anywhere else on her body, just on her face. It looks uncomfortable, but it will get better. They also weighed and measured her. She is now 3.5 kg (7 lbs 11 oz) and 50 cm long (19.7 inches). She is so little and petite, but she has already gained over a kg from her birth weight."
We are so blessed that Mia is in such wonderful care until we can go get her!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More editing :)


I sent a box of things to Mia and the House of Hope and they sent me lots of pictures! I think the way I feel when I get new pictures of Mia is probably how people feel when they win the lottery! :) Here's the link to watch the Smilebox: