The Road To Ren

Our adoption journey to our son Ren William.

Musings by Elaine and other Blitherings. This blog was origonally intended to document our China adoption journey to our son Ren. Now we are home and this blog is about our family. I would love to have you sign my guest book.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Count Down to China!

The count down begins! We received our Letter of Acceptance, signed it saying we accept Ren as our son, and sent it on to our agency who then sends it to China. Once China receives it they can then send us our Travel approval giving us permission to come to China and get Ren. When our appointment is made at the American Consulate we then know we travel 2 weeks before this date. Does that make sense, ha ha?! This means we will travel in about 5 to 8 weeks time. Hopefully closer to 5!

We will be busy this month applying for Visa's, checking into travel arrangements, finalizing details and such. This few weeks wait will be nothing compared to our past years wait. There is a light at the end of our tunnel now.

Please pray that God prepares Ren's heart for our family. Being 3 and adopted can be hard. He knows enough to know things are changing but not enough to understand it all. It will be so wonderful to meet him and learn all about our little guy. I had to bump his picture to the top of the page again.

“There are starfish stranded on the sands as far as the eye can see, for
miles up the beach. What difference does it make to save just a few?”
Smiling, she bends down and tosses another starfish out over the water
saying serenely, “It makes a difference to that one.”


shelley said...

I am hoping that Ren is holding up the amount of weeks until we get TA. Maybe he knows something we don't. HOPE HOPE HOPE

One Blessed Mama said...

Hello Elaine, Congratulations. We are home and are fairing well. Amelia is adjusting well. Please send me an e-mail so that I have your address. I definitely want to get together before you all move away.


Wuxi Mommy said...

I can't wait to meet your little Ren!! He's just the sweetest looking little guy ever:) How amazing it will be the day that you finally hold him in your arms!! I'm so glad I'll be there with you to see you become his forever family. I already bought a few extra packs of tissues for that day:)