The whole darn fam

The whole darn fam

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shawn update!!

****(before you read this...I will just let you know this is the fourth post I have done if you want to see more of our summer...and you have some time on your the few posts below this!)

I know, I know...I have been bad about updating about where things stand with our son waiting in China...our sweet Shawn!

We received an update on Shawn...which was so wonderful! I asked some questions...and asked for pictures, and we got answers (yay!)...but no pictures (boo!). We also sent him this album!

But I also got lucky enough to get the newspaper ad that was filed when he was first found (called an abandonment ad). This is put in the local paper, and is necessary to run before adoption paperwork can be processed.

I have to is quite hard to see. In it, is possibly the earliest photo I will ever have of our dear boy. He is one and a half months...and the precious angel is still my heart! His whole world just got turned upside down...and yet, he smiles. It makes me want to just cry! And it is also hard to see the rows of babies lined up with him...every one so darling...

I wonder about each they have families? They are all about 4 or 5 many still wait? It could really haunt you and consume you if you really think about it. SO many....too many......yet not enough are going to grow up with the love of a parent......

Without further adieu....

here is our smiley guy! Then....and now.......

Here are the questions that were answered.......

Dear Amy :
First Bao Sha He got your package ,then below are information about bao sha he :
1.Bao Sha He know dad ,mom and siblings .
2.Bao sha he loves little monkey and dog toys .
3.bao sha he `s favorite color is purple .
4.sha he likes dogs .
5.bao sha he `s favorite food are fish ,banana and suckers .
6.bao sha he has started to learn English,sha he can count in English,sha he also can recognize letters .
7.bao sha he is very happy to be adopted .
8.Please bring dog or puppy toy for bao sha he ...

So, what do you think I did the next day? Well I got the darling some dogs and monkeys!! mini pillow pets, Pj's, little blankies.....I'm a woman out of control!! A care package is going to be sent this week....and yes, there will be a HUGE bag of lollipops (suckers!) and stickers for all the kids!!

And where we stand.....we are almost 5 weeks into waiting four our LOA

(Letter of Approval) ---judging by recent time lines, we should be getting it in the next couple of weeks.

After that...there are a bunch or little steps...that move quickly (thank heavens!) and we should receive our Travel Approval in about 8ish weeks after our LOA. Then it's time to get packing! So I am hoping, praying that we get it soon...and I anticipate late November...or early Dec. travel. BUT....that can all change like the the above could be wishful thinking!

I am praying everyday that we will have our son in our arms as soon as humanely possible....he is very loved ......and so missed!!!!

If you could keep us in your thoughts and prayers I would so appreciate it!!




sweet momma luv u said...

What a cutie pie! Love that sweet smile that he has.... Will enjoy following your trip! Our little guy is 3yr 4mos. and such a delight. Wish we could adopt more.


China Dreams said...

Happy 9th Birthday! Congratulations on your updated information, and sorry about the pictures, though I've enjoyed yours.