Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Zane update from Lara in Vietnam!

Zane is not sick any more. Jimmy said to tell you he is craving wades. Zane is still a baby baby, not in toddler stage yet, very cuddly. HE is not walking yet, just grabbing and cruising. We are staying next to the baby home so he has had lots of hugs and kisses from us. I miss you, I hope we see you soon.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I600 in Ho Chi Minh City

J emailed me this morning and said our new I600 arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at 10:30 am their time.
Now we are back to waiting for our acknowledgement of receipt.
We are praying that our approval comes so quickly that everyone will know that it was absolutely a miracle from God.
Please join us!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Moving Forward Again!

After J and I both cried all morning on Wed after we got the email from CIS saying they were returning our packet, J decided to just send in a whole new I600application.
She thinks this will be better than us waiting on our packet just to turn around & send it back with an additional copy. I tend to agree with her because we don't know how long we would wait for them to send it back to us.
I appreciate her being proactive and deciding to do this. I'll let everyone know as soon as we get the acknowledgement of receipt for the new one.
Keep those prayers coming, I want my boy home!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I was so excited when I got up this morning and saw that I had an email from the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, I just knew it was my receipt of acknowledgement stating they were now processing our I600 application. WRONG!
It was an email saying they were returning our application because they needed another set of copies. They had the originals and 1 set of copies but they needed another set. SO THEY ARE SENDING THE WHOLE THING BACK.
This upsets me so much. So much that I have cried all morning.
Please pray for us!

Monday, April 21, 2008


My friend Lara is picking up Jay & Sara and has spent lots of time in the baby home the last few days. She said that Zane is both adorable and beautiful. According to her he is still very tiny but she isn't worried about his size at all. She is a nurse so I trust her judgement. He has a cold/cough but is being treated for it, she said if he was in the states he would be on prednisone for the wheezing. Now why would I actually think we might have a child without asthma? She said that he is very quiet and shy but is still very much the cuddler, YEAH! He still isn't walking unassisted yet and I am so glad because I want him to save that for me.
Please help me pray we get that I600 approval, I am so ready to go get my son. If he is sick I want to be the one taking care of him.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Praise the Lord!
J has sent our I600 application off to USCIS in Vietnam today.
We are praying that it gets approved sooner than 60 days!!!!!
Just praising the Lord that we are so close!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


J called a few minutes ago and our long awaited document is here. We meet her tomorrow at 9:15 and will sign our I600 application and it will be shipped out TOMORROW! Praise The Lord! Our wait will begin to bring Zane home. USCIS is still saying they are taking 60 working days to approve these visas, please help me pray God gives us a miracle and his is approved sooner than that!

Monday, April 7, 2008

TODAY is CHLOE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dia Del Milagro (Day Of Miracle) was 2 years ago today. Two years ago today Maria del Carmen placed Chloe in my arms for the last time, for forever.
It seems like yesterday. Chloe was such a tiny thing, filled with so much grief and heartache that it made me cry just thinking about all she had lost. Many times during those first few weeks I would ask the Lord over and over again to comfort my baby and to heal her broken heart in only a way that He could. Not only did He do that but the tranformation in Chloe was nothing short of a miracle. Every day she grew to love us more & more and it wasn't long until it was hard for us to beleive that she hadn't been with us her whole little life. That's when we knew without a doubt that God's timing was perfect and He knew exactly when she should come home. Chloe has impacted our lives in such a way that we will never be the same again, in fact she has impacted our lives in such a way that when we felt God's leading to adopt again we started our Vietnam adoption. Once again bringing home an older baby, and just hoping & praying Zane does half as good as Chloe did with his adjustments & bonding.

How did we go from Dia Del Milagro to Chloe's Day, well it's like this, I called her this morning before she left for school and told her when I picked her up we were going to Bruster's to get her an ice cream cake to celebrate her being home 2 years today. She said she wanted to go to Fuji's (Fuji Express), I told her I was going to cook meatloaf, potatoes, macaroni cheese, green beans & biscuits and we would have cake for dessert, just the family. She said I don't like meatloaf, I like Fuji, I told we would go to Fuji another night, she said "BUT IT'S CHLOE'S DAY". Well that got me to thinking, I'll never learn to say Day of Miracle in Vietnamese so we might as well start now calling our anniversaries with our children, Chloe's Day & Zane's Day. You wanna take one guess as to what we had for dinner?

Thanks for sharing today with us. Here are pictures of Chloe with Kyleigh, Brent & his girlfriend Meghan, and Kaitlyn. Kyleigh's husband,Matthew couldn't be with us tonight and Zane is still in Vietnam.


J called this morning.
Our 1 document is on it's way back to us, should arrive by Thursday.
We will go to the office and sign our I600 application and she will send it back to Vietnam the same day. (Thursday)
Praise The Lord we are moving again.
According to USCIS it is still taking them 60 working days to approve these applications, of course I am praying ours doesn't take that long.
Please join me in praying about this.
Today is our 2 year anniversary having Chloe home, so this news came at the most perfect time!

Friday, April 4, 2008

No News Not Necessarily Good News.........

It just means NO NEWS. I did get an update from J the first part of the week that said our facilitator in Vietnam did receive the 1 document we need to get our I600 application sent off. It is being translated now and he will then send it to us we will put it with all our other paperwork and send the I600 application off. Sounds simple enough, and of course that's what we thought weeks ago when we was still waiting on that 1 document. I guess I am to the point that I will beleive it when I see it. Sorry if I am sounding down, I am trying really hard not to be. I have so much to be thankful for, Lara & Jimmy, Joey & Jordan arrived safely in Vietnam today. Their G & R is 4/15 and they are going to do lots of sight seeing until then. In less than 2 weeks one of my best friends is going to be holding my baby boy. I want to cry just thinking about it. I know she is going to give him lots of hugs and kisses from his mommy.
Monday is also our 2 year anniversary having Chloe home. PRAISE THE LORD! Boy was that a fast 2 years! I look at her and it is hard to remember that sweet shy baby girl that wouldn't look you in the eyes and when approached by people she would hide her face in my neck. Seems like yesterday and it has already been 2 years, WOW!