An Adoption Milestone

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Our China Dossier Before Sending It Away!

For those who may not know, Andrea and I have been working through the adoption process since last August- and seriously since November. Our prayer is to adopt a young girl with minor correctable special needs from China. Yesterday, we reached a major milestone: our dossier (all the legal paperwork) was cleared by our adoption agency and is being prepared to be sent to officials in China! It’s taken a little while longer than we had hoped it would- but it is probably better to prepare for longer rather than shorter!

What’s next? We will wait for approval from the Chinese government- then wait some more for placement. It seems the earliest we could travel to China for an adoption would be 12-18 months, but it is hard to say. It seems that the timeline and information changes regularly.

How can you help? First and foremost, keep us in your prayers- and keep a little girl (who may not be born yet) in your prayers. Pray that she would have what see needs to be healthy; that she would be filled with God’s grace and love. Pray that Abbie and Chloe (who know a little of what we’re doing), would receive a new sister and love her like they love each other. Pray for God’s provisions as there are a lot of expenses remaining to cover for our adventure to continue!

Thanks to everyone who has been an encouragement and inspiration to us in this journey! I can’t wait to share more about it with you!

About Steve LaMotte

Husband and father of three amazing children. Campus Minister of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference. Fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Lover of music that makes hipsters cringe.
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2 Responses to An Adoption Milestone

  1. YAY!!! So excited for you all!

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