Monday, October 17, 2011

Hurry Home Little Man!


Finally China has issued our Pre-Approval and I can share our news!

It turns out September 16 was a big day...bigger than we originally thought!

It marked 1 year to the day since we left for China to get Rylie.

Also, our agency called and said our dossier was complete and heading to China.

And.....they had a file of a little boy they wanted us to check out.

Well, Rush left early the next morning for Guatemala on a mission trip so we didn't really have too much time to review the file and discuss things before he left. We had zero contact through the week, so we were each on our own to consider things.

He got home on September 25th and we pretty much decided that night that we were ready to move forward. I called our agency the next morning and we sent in everything needed to pursue adopting him! We've just been waiting on our pre-approval so we could share the news officially!

So, without further ado.....

...let me introduce our newest kiddo!

Isn't he adorable?!?!

He is 16 months old, from Zhongshan in Guangdong province in China. (This is the province where the American Consulate is, where we spend the 2nd half of our trip with Rylie.) He is quite tiny though. We're praying for him to put on a few pounds!

He had a unilateral cleft lip and palate, but his lip was repaired in June. looks like we will go through another palate surgery! At least we know what to expect this time around.

His Chinese name is Yi He Fu. We are going to name him Judah Colton Hefu M********.....and call him Jude.

Anyway, we are in love. The kids are smitten as well. In fact, Jonah asks every single day when we can go get him. Unfortunately, I am expecting it to take a while for various reasons...probably at least 6 months or so. :( But we are trusting that whenever we are able to go, it will be the right time. We're just praying for patience now!

We absolutely cannot wait to bring him home!


  1. How exciting!! He's precious and adorable and blessed to have awesome parents waiting for him.

  2. Congrats you guys! He is so cute! So happy for you guys! Love ya!! ~Lisa

  3. Oh my goodness, Jen, he is sooooo cute!!! Congratulations!

  4. Oh, he is PRECIOUS! What a sweet little boy! Congrats again!
    Barb (from the Z group)

  5. Congratulations! He's beautiful! I love his name!

  6. Such great news, I just added you to my blogroll , I like to have all the Z families so I can follow along on your journey to Jude!

  7. Congratulations! He is so adorable! Love that all these Zhongshan kiddos are finding homes!

  8. He is a doll! Our little Z man is just a bit younger. He is right next to your cutie on the WC placed kiddos list!
    Jenn (from the Z group)

    (I emailed you from the Z group, but it was in the middle of a lot of other things going on!)

  9. This is such wonderful news! He's beautiful!