Friday, December 17, 2010

LSC is in!!!!!!

Wow, I'm still stunned as I type this entry for our adoption blog!! We received the call from our agency today at 1:30 that our LSC from China is in!! That is the Letter Seeking Confirmation, which basically says that China says they officially match us with Anna and that we can adopt her. We were told just last week that this step could take 5-12 weeks to come in and in just over ONE week we got the call!! I can hardly believe it!! So, all that to say this bumps up EVERYTHING now big time!! In fact Jaime and I had plans for dinner out tonight for date night and instead we will be ordering in so we can work on our adoption stuff.

The lady from the agency said we are looking at a travel time of 3 to 4 months so, in either March or April we will be going to China to get our precious, absolutely adorable daughter Anna!! I seriously can hardly stand it!!!! (can you tell??) Thank you Jesus for this early Christmas gift! First, Thanksgiving Day and now this! Wow!!

Just had to share the latest and I'll keep updating as we know more with every step! Please continue to pray for us as we are getting closer and closer to bringing our daughter home! We appreciate the prayers already being lifted up in our behalf!!

~Melissa and Jaime

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Ok, if you are like me and watch Saturday Night Live on occasion and you know who the 'Target Lady' character that Kristin Wiig plays is, then that is what comes to mind when I say we have been 'Approved'!! ;-) If you have NO idea what I'm talking about, disregard the first part of this post!

After we sent our Letter of Intent last week they told us we would get our pre-approval in 2 to 4 weeks and it was 1 1/2 weeks (late yesterday) that we received it!! I love it when things happen quicker than what they tell us! The next major step is getting our training done while we wait for our LSC (Letter Seeking Confirmation) which is something we will receive from the Chinese government! They said that can take anywhere between 5 to 12 weeks to get that (so we are hoping for the 5 weeks) and once we get that then we are looking at 3 to 5 months to travel to China to get our baby girl!

I emailed our agency today to ask this question...has there ever been a time where someone has received the pre-approval to later be denied to adopt that child and her answer was..."To date that has NEVER happened!!" That was music to our ears, and so pretty much from here on out is just formality stuff to get through until we can bring home our 3rd daughter! We have decided to name our daughter Anna. We wanted to stay with an 'A' name like her older sisters have and the name they have given her was An so we thought that was the perfect name for our perfect daughter!! She is absolutely precious by the way and if you'd like to see pictures of her, please email me and I can send some to you, but for now, we can't post any on our blog, just to be safe! Thanks for understanding!

Just wanted to share the good news with everyone and to ask for continued prayers until we bring 'Anna' home to join our family! Oh, I have another cute story to share about something Abby see, Abby (like her parents) loves sushi and knows it comes from Japan, so when Jaime was showing the girls a map and where we'd fly to get their sister, Abby saw where Japan was and said 'Oh, Japan, can we stop there for lunch??' If only it were that easy! LOL

Thanks again to everyone for your prayers and for being so excited for us, as we are beyond thrilled to be welcoming Anna to our family!! We can't wait for you all to meet her!