So, remember when I mentioned that "the list" came out the first monday of this month?
Well, we have some news to share...
GIDEON IS A BIG BROTHER!
WE HAVE ANOTHER SON!
He is almost 11 months old. He has a bilateral cleft lip and palate and he has moderate to severe hearing loss as well. It's unclear if it is simply a result of the cleft palate or if it is something more. There were extra tests done in China, but they are hard to read.
When his orphanage was contacted by our agency, the nannies said they weren't even aware of his hearing loss until we called to follow up about it! I'd say that's a good sign.
The bottom line though is that when it came down to decision time (72 hours after receiving his file), we both felt that God was telling us HE IS OURS!
Can the unknowns be a little scary? Of course! We already have a lot on our plate if you haven't noticed LOL
We KNOW that God will equip us with whatever we need with whatever we face with his medical care.
HE IS OURS!
We will do whatever we have to to get him the best care possible! We already have a stellar cleft team/speech team in place and we feel blessed that we don't have to build all new relationships. That is huge! And he and Giddy will forever have a bond through having the same challenges!
We received our Pre-Approval to adopt our new son last week! For me, that's when it became real. I had to hold back tears reading the email! Now my fierce Mama Bear-ness is back and I'm ready to GET HIM HOME!
Now we wait for our official approval (our LOA-Letter of Acceptance)! That's when I can share pictures!
Please pray with us for a fast approval process so we can bring our sweet boy home as soon as possible! We've been told early intervention is key, not only with his palate surgery, but especially with his hearing loss.
We hope to travel by the end of the year, but only time will tell.
PLEASE PRAY WITH US!
Thanks for following along on our Journey to #2! We're so happy and grateful to have you here supporting us!
WE THINK HE'S GOING TO BE A GREAT BIG BROTHER! He's already been asking to include the baby in everything. It's so sweet!