Saturday, April 28, 2012

Update post..finally

To catch everyone up here are our stats...

LID 11/16/2011
LOA 3-27/2012
I800 4-18-2012
PDF 4-25-20012
Art 5 dropped off 4-27

So that should catch everyone up.  It hit me yesterday that if someone came into our home they would never guess that a boy was joining our family in a few weeks.  His rooms is not ready, his clothes are in totes, and there is not one thing that lends itself to packing for a trip to China!  Neck muscles tightening up..just after typing that. But.....  I  remind myself that love makes a family. Yes, all those things will be taken care of before Lincoln comes home but either way our son is joining our family.  He is coming and house ready or not.  The love of a family is here.  A Mom, Dad, 3 crazy fun sisters and a enough family and friends that will love him to make up for a room that may be a little lacking.  Our family will be complete this summer!  I CANNOT WAIT!

Friday, January 13, 2012

The wait!

We are waiting...and waiting.   We should receive LOA any day now. I am hoping at the point I will be propelled forward and get this little boys room and stuff together.    Trusting in God's plan for our family.  I know His plan is so much more than I could ever imagine for us.

I will return to the blog once we have LOA and things are starting to happen. We have been blessed by the outpouring of love of support from our friends and family.  I can't wait to share Lincoln's journey home with all of you. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

And the winner is......

The winner of the IPAD 2 is.......Becky R. from South Carolina. 

Thanks to everyone that participated.  We are truly humbled by the support that we have received.  We raised $3400 from the raffle and 100% of that will go towards our in China adoption fees. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

IPAD 2 raffle to benefit our adoption

We are raffling off an amazing IPAD 2!  Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20!  Please help us bring our son home!  Drawing will be help Dec 10, 2011!  You can leave a message here and I will send you my paypal link if you are not local or I will deliver if you are in this area! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Son, Lincoln Quan

Our journey to find our son in China began Sept 11, 2007 when our plan took off from Gaungdong with our family of 5 aboard. I looked at William and said “We have a son in China and we will one day be back here to meet him!”. William was not a believer at that moment to say the least and  in fact God had to work hard to convince him. After many prayers and tears, in September 2010 we began the paperchase to find our son, with a somewhat skeptical husband coming along for the ride. Not really sure if this was God's plan or mine we got on the adoption rollercoaster and we were climbing our first hill. We began looking at the shared list. Everything had changed so much since 2007 when we were matched with Lilah Xia. Staring at each picture and profile hoping to see our son staring back at us was heart wrenching. We found a precious little one and fell head over heals for him! Convinced he was our son we asked to lock his file only to find he was gone from the share list. We were heartbroken and really unsure if we would/could stay on this rollercoaster. 

In Nov 2010 we found out my Mom had cancer and for 10 months we stood by her side! I needed to focus on her and was able to. Losing the little boy we thought was ours was a blessing we didn't see coming.  We needed to heal her body and our emotional pain. She is now cancer free and getting stronger every day!  We began to cast our focus back to China and our son.  We knew our paperwork was about to expire if we did not log into China. Our hearts were tired and we were beginning to wonder if this was God's plan for our family. I prayed day and night for God to make His plan visible to our family. This walk has been difficult. Filled with heartbreak, trials, and disaapointments. We needed a plan! We needed HIS plan to be shown to us.  I could not bring myself to comb through the shared list  filesone again.  I made a call to our agency and was urged to take one last look.....

On Aug 31, 2011 God revelaed our son to us through the shared list! He has put His plan in place and we are carrying it out. His path has been so much easier than the one I was trying to force us down. I hope we can walk His path with the Grace, wisdom and mercy that he has shown my family through His love.

Meet Lincoln TaoQuan. Born May 20, 2009 in Chongqing, China.