"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Exciting week!!! LID and Introducing....!!!!

What beautiful blessings the week of celebrating Jesus's birth!!!  The very spirit who showed us what adoption and serving others looks like!  The loving Christ who sacrificed his life for us, sinners.

As you know, last Friday our dossier was sent to China.  A mere four days later, China already has us logged into their computer system - official LID is 12/22/15!!!!  That is blessing number one!!!!

Blessing number two is that our puzzle fundraising is complete!!!!  
Our goal was Christmas and we did it!!!  You did it!!!  20% of our fundraising goal is complete!!!!  

Thank you for blessing us with your support!!!!

Now that the puzzle is complete, we are blessed to introduce you to our son, Xavier, who waits in China for us.  He is almost 5 years old!  I cannot wait to see a smile on his face, I have only ever seen pictures of him with this hopeless look on his face - it breaks my heart.  

Below is the first photo I ever saw of this precious child, 
soon after our adoption of Corban and Tegan. 

I fell in love and I advocated (along with many others) for the past three years to find him a family.  I have watched him grow through updated pictures, with a continued sulky look on his face.  My heart broke from him, again and again. When I learned that he resided in the same province as Esther, I felt God was talking to me.  Therefore, I challenged God (I still chuckle at this) to prove that this was His will for us and this precious boy.  Well, God answered over and over again.

As many of you know, Xavier, who rocks his Nevus, will fit well into our family, which already has three other Nevus owners who rock their birthmarks!  We can't wait to get him home (and Esther too) to show him the love of a family and put a smile on his face!

Thank you all for your continued partnership, encouragement, and prayers! We still have a lot of adoption expenses to incur and funds to raise.  If you would like to continue to partner with usby doing a small fundraiser of your own or by making a monthly contribution, we would be so very blessed by your efforts to help us close the funding gap!!!  We should travel in 4-5 months, which doesn't leave us a lot of time.

Tax-deductible contributions can be made at www.adopttogether.org/downey - please share with anyone you know who may be looking to make a year end contribution for tax deduction purposes.  
Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! He is absolutely precious and will be well loved!


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