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.
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!