So, on Tuesday our power of attorney received our FINAL DECREE for the courts!!! This means that according to the courts in Taiwan, Andrew is now officially our son! This is incredible news and we are thrilled! God is truly moving mountains, as our first and final decrees were both translated and in the mail to the American Institute in Taiwan by the next day. Thanks Luke and Deana!! AIT received our paperwork at the end of this past week, and they are currently in the process of reviewing it.
We are praying that we find out an appointment date for Andrew's visa from AIT by Sunday evening or Monday. We are specifically praying to get the date of May 18th. If we get this appointment date, we will not have to update our US paperwork, and will be "leaving on a jet plane" about 2 weeks from now! The Lord has done great things, and we are amazed to see how perfectly He has planned it all. This should NEVER surprise us, but somehow He always does, and in such a sweet and wonderful way.
The other great news is that it appears that he has also done a miracle in allowing our precious friends to be in Taiwan at the exact same time as us, when they will also be meeting their son for the very first time! Our sons have been in the same foster home together, and for us to be traveling together will be a real miracle, since up until this point we have been on different time frames in the adoption process. We are soooooooo excited about this!
So to sum it all up, God has done it again! We are overjoyed and waiting with great expectations for an AIT appointment, at which time we can make flight arrangements! Please continue to pray for our travel time, and also for Becky and Rodney as they prepare to travel as well. They are waiting for final decree, which they should receive soon. Also, there are many others who are waiting to bring their babies home. Please remember them in your prayers too.
We can not thank you all enough for your prayers and support! We love you!! Will let you know as soon as we hear from AIT! WOOHOOOOOOOOOO!