Sunday, July 04, 2010


We are so excited to share with you all that we received a referral for a little 18 month old beautiful Chinese girl!  Words can’t begin to tell you how excited we were to see pictures and read all about our new little daughter!  It was so fun to introduce Wu Xiu Li (which means beautiful, elegant, graceful) to her big sisters.  Her name really describes her so well…both Travis and I were amazed by how beautiful she was when we first saw her photo. Her eyes look so much like her big sisters’ eyes.  We wanted to wait until we got our pre-approval before we shared with others.  We will wait to share her photo until we get our Letter of Acceptance from the CCAA that we have been officially approved to adopt her. 

We have continued to be in awe of God’s timing and goodness towards us in this process!  We were logged into the CCAA on Monday, June 21st and we received our referral the very next day on Tuesday, June 22nd…now that is what I call quick!  We didn’t officially start our adoption until December 29th, 2009 and we hope Xiu Li (pronounces Show Lee) will be in our arms by the end of November 2010! 

Some fun facts about Xiu Li:

Birth date:  December 29, 2008

Birthplace:  Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China

1 comment:

Stacy Okland said...

How exciting, Sonya!!! that is amazing how fast that was.
Guess it goes faster when you live there:)
happy for you and your family... What exciting times!