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, May 27, 2010

I got a note from Cheryl today! She seems to always be one of the ones that take Mia for her shots! She is SO sweet to send me a message to tell me how it went! Here's what she said:

"Hi Kate! Just to let you know. We took Mia to get her Hepatitis B shot and DPT/Polio immunization on Tuesday. She did great, even getting two shots. She quit crying as soon as I picked her up and cuddled her. Can't wait till you guys can be here to cuddle her. She is just precious! Yesterday, she was sitting in the little chair at His Hands and was just watching everybody do what they do. She was taking it all in! I'm so glad there is now a court date to look forward to. God is doing His work! Oh yeah, she weighs 4.5 kg (9 lbs 15 oz) and is 54 cm (21.3 inches) long. In a line of 100 babies she would be #5 on the short end and same with weight. She's such a little thing, but she eats well. She gets cuter every day! God's blessings to you guys!. Just pray that the court ordered home studies can get done quickly, for both Mia and her birth mom. That will move things along with getting the decrees after court."

So everyone, please pray that the homestudies in Taiwan on Mia and her birthmom are done right away! We want to get those decrees as soon as possible after the court date so we can GO GET MIA!!!

Here's a couple of pictures from this week:

Mia seems to like her bath!

Check out Mia's flippy hair! Cute!
This is Morgan, an awesome teenage girl who helped out at His Hands over the weekend!

Monday, May 17, 2010


2 Months 2 weeks and 2 days

Today my baby girl is 2 months 2 weeks and 2 days old.

Our good friends, David & Kalina Raboin are in Taiwan now to get their beautiful daughter, Leia. She's from His Hands too. So while they're there, Kalina has cuddled and kissed my baby girl for me. She's also sent pictures and a video!!!

And guess what???? WE HAVE A COURT DATE! It's June 9, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. So that'll be June 9th at 2:00 a.m. for us! PLEASE pray that that all goes well and that the judge decides to issue our 1st and final decrees very shortly after the court date so we can travel!

Here's a few pictures from a week ago too. :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day.....Love Mia

We were blessed to get pictures and A VIDEO (yay!!!) from Gina Farmer today! The Farmers are there to get their daughter, Mylee. In fact, in the last picture, that's Mylee playing with Mia. :) Please pray that their AIT appointment goes smoothly and that they don't hit any snags.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My sweet Mia weighs 8 lbs 13 oz now! She's growing and is happy and healthy! We are SO blessed to get regular updates and pictures!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2 months

My sweet Mia is 2 months old today! We love you, Mia!