Wednesday, April 3, 2013


It's official!!  After mounds of paperwork, home studies, and waiting, waiting, and yes, MORE waiting.... we are proud to announce that we have a beautiful daughter in China!  Sophia Chen is nineteen months old living in an orphanage in the Guangdong province of southern China.  And, this mommy cannot wait to hold her in my arms and kiss those precious cheeks!  

When will she be home??? Well....there is now a new mound of paperwork to tackle and various approvals to receive, but we are hoping to travel to China in 4-6 months to receive Baby Sister Sophia.  Until then, we ask that you pray protection over our daughter's  body, mind, and spirit because an overseas orphanage can be a difficult place to grow up. 
  • May The Lord show Sophia favor in the eyes of her caretakers.  
  • May she receive tender touch and loving embraces.
  • May her belly be full at mealtimes, and may her body be free from sickness. 
Sophia is God's precious child whom he loves and adores so we trust Him to provide for her in our absence. 

One more thing....Sophia has some physical limitations (special needs) that will need to be addressed once she is home, but that is a post for another day.  Today, we just want to relish in the faithfulness of our Father and celebrate our beautiful daughter Sophia Chen!


  1. Can't wait to get this beautiful baby girl to the compound and shower her with love and attention from Ma & Pa. I am already shopping!

  2. Brandi & Adam: Congratulations! Kay told me about precious Baby Sister Sophia! I'm so happy for you. May God watch over and protect her until she's in your loving arms, and I pray for a safe journey for you when it's time to go to China to bring her home.

    I've seen pictures of Levi and he's so cute!

    Blessings to you and your family. Love, Mary Kay

  3. She is beautiful! Congratulations! So excited for your family!

  4. Congratulations on your Guangdong referral! When you are ready to get her newspaper finding ad (with a great color photo months younger than her referral photos!) come visit us.

    All the best for a speedy trip!


  5. Found your blog on the china adopt forum and just want to say that your daughter is PRECIOUS! Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! We are also bringing a daughter home in May from Dongguan City SWI! I don't blog, but you can email me at We may have a chance to visit the SWI when in country.