Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Stork Has Landed.....

The Letter Seeking Confirmation (LSC) is the official referral of a specific child from China. Up to this point all approvals are preliminary, etc. As a result, many in the China Adoption community refer to the receipt of the LSC as "the stork has landed". We received our LSC today so we have been completely and legally referred Hannah and Sara to adopt from China. We now send this paperwork back to USCIS to petition to adopt these two specific children using the pre-approval that USCIS gave us to adopt two children from China, then get a visa, travel, etc. I have updated our adoption process on the right-hand side of my blog with where we are and what still has to happen. The time-frames given are typical ranges, but as we have already experienced with these adoptions, there is nothing "typical" about what God is doing!

If you have not already done so, please join us in prayer as we continue to pray Sara and Hannah home. God has led us to not share any more specific prayer needs (like we really know what our needs are anyway), but rather to ask you to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what you should be praying about. We feel like God is telling us that He can tell you what you need to pray about better than we can. As we wait for the rest of the process to work out, I hope to share more about what God has been teaching me about prayer and relying on Him.


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