Sunday, August 17, 2008


We just received a new referral. She is a beautiful, 9 month old little girl from Yangxi, Guangdong. Her special need is an extra digit on her left hand. While we've been waiting for this news, I've been busy trying to find out what's best for Sophie. Is she in the best place to receive the best care? We contacted Love Without Boundaries to find out about their Heartbridge Program and we spoke with Ken at Heart and Hands International who funded Sophie's cleft repair surgery as well as supports the orphanage. They both told us that Sophie is already in the #1 orphanage in all of China with a physicial on the site and a great nanny to baby ratio. They also have plans to build a state of the art facility incorporating a medical and rehabilitation center. We are so thankful that God has made Sophie a part of our lives -- we will be able to send her care packages and get updates on her progress as she grows. We hope to have the opportunity to meet her as well as the orphanage director during our trip so that we can establish a relationship with them and provide for her into the future. More info soon on the newest little one!!!


the Five Far From Home said...

I have been anxiously checking your blog twice a day hoping for news! Thanks for the update. Keep us posted on everything... when will you travel, what is her name, what Province is she in, ect. these are just a few of the questions that come to mind...

jaywalker said...

my brother russ was in that little city... i think! how cool! if it's the same one and you would actually travel to that area, i've got some nice people (read between the lines there!) that i could hook you up with!

Brent and Noele said...

We can't wait to hear more about your third little girl! We pray for you all, Sophie Joy, and now the newest member of the family.
We love you all and miss you!!
Brent, Noele, Anne and Lydia

Bekah said...

Thank you for the update. We're praying for y'all especially during these changes, and are looking forward to seeing how God will be glorified through them. We love you!

Ken said...

Nita and I are praying for your family. We can't wait to see pictures of your new little girl. Keep us posted on when you travel.
Ken Surritte

Cindy said...

C O N G R A T S! She's so young! I imagine this is all a little bittersweet, but we're continuting to pray for you.

We can't wait for more info...do you have a name yet?