Friday, July 31, 2009

We got the long awaited call!!!!!!!! We have RA/LOA!!!!!!!!

The first picture we saw of Piper in March 2008
God had put her on my heart and I started praying.
Monday before Thanksgiving 2008 received
this picture from our agency with an update.
We sent her a birthday cake and necklace for her 13th birthday.

Your Love, O Lord,
reaches to the
Your faithfulness
to the skies.
Psalm 36:5

Yes, after ninety-nine days of waiting. This morning we received
the long awaited phone call. We have our RA!!!! (referral acceptance)
Exactly one year ago to the day we received the phone call from our
agency letting us know the CCAA had given us permission to pursue
the adoption of Piper (because of China's new rules our agency
had to send a letter asking permission for us to adopt because DH
was going to hit the age limit) We were told that it would take
2 months for them to answer the request and it only took 2 weeks!!
We were also emailed a short video of her. God blessed us with a
wonderful wedding anniversary gift last year and again this year
with our RA!!!
What a beautiful reminder of God's restoring love in our marriage.


  1. OH KATHY!! I'm so excited!! What a relief that after 99 long days you finally got it.

    Piper is SO CUTE!! What a happy face she has. YAY!! I hope your TA comes super fast!

  2. Kathy,
    I am so thrilled for you!! Piper is such a little lady and she must be so excited to know that she has a family waiting to take her home. I cannot wait to see you finally meet her in China! It will not be long now! You have waited so long.


  3. So excited for you guys! Can not wait to follow your journey. Happy Anniversary Also!!

  4. What wonderful news! She really is lovely and you will be able to hold her in your arms very soon!
    I can't wait to follow along on your travels.

  5. Oh I have tears of joy!! I am so so happy for you all. She is a beautiful little girl with such a precious smile.

    Praising the Lord for his wonderful blessings:)


  6. We were thrilled to hear of your blessed day - God is good!

  7. Woohooo! How exciting! I am so happy for you all. She is so beautiful and I can not wait for the day to see her with her family!