Tuesday, November 29, 2011

God's Perfect Timing

I am entering the next phase of this adoption, the I800a.  This is all new to me, when I adopted Ping in 2003, the procedure was an I600a.  I hear this I800a process can be quite a pain.  

I know Ma Ming is being well taken care of as he is in foster care.  The International adoption process has never been fast or easy.  I have resigned myself to just taking it one day at a time and knowing that the timing of all this is not in my hands but all in God's hands.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Updated Photos!

My dear friend Bonnie, whom I connected with via Xinjiang Orphanage group e-mailed me a surprise of life time today.  The orphanage sent her 8 pictures of Ma Ming.  Only 6 are posted as the other 2 photos include another little boy and the foster family's daughter. 

His orphanage is small and hasn't done many adoptions.


Ma Ming

On March 10, 2011, I recieved an e-maill from IAAP, stating singles were now allowed to adopt.  Singles could qualify for what is known as "Special Focus Children".  I immediately went to the website to view the children.  I knew the child I wanted to adopt would be an older boy between the ages of 8-10.  As I scrolled down, viewing the ages of the children, I came upon a little boy named Ma Ming, who was 10.  I thought to myself, that would be funny, I could have a Ming for a son and Ping is my daughter.

I opened the file and I knew this was my son.  I requested information from IAAP, immediately.

Upon reviewing his medical information, the blood work information didn't seem promising.  I requested updated blood work.  It took a couple of days,  however, the updated blood work proved all was fine and within normal limits.

Meet my son Ma Ming.