An Adoption Milestone


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 of Andrea and father of four amazing children. Pastor at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, Delaware.
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2 Responses to An Adoption Milestone

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

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