Friday, December 23, 2011

Not the news that we were expecting

If timelines were to be the same as they were with Jacob’s adoption, we were expecting our Letter of Acceptance this week. I had big plans of putting it on the Christmas tree to surprise the kids. So when I received an email from our agency with an attachment, I got SO excited! However, upon opening the email I discovered that the attachments were not the Letter of Acceptance but instead a photo of Michael’s foot and Chinese and English translations of his medical records. Michael has formed some severe granulation that is requiring surgery. From the photo, it looks very painful. We are just so sad that we can’t be with him during the time of his surgery and recovery.

In addition to this upsetting news, we were told that our documents are still in translation and that we can anticipate travel in three months. Once again, we had been making plans according to Jacob’s adoption timeline and had planned for travel at the end of January or beginning of February, so the idea of waiting clear until March has floored us.

This is the part that is so difficult…the waiting. It will be hard to fully enjoy the holidays knowing that our little boy is in an orphanage and having surgery. We continue to be so grateful for all of the prayers and support of our friends and family. We are amazed at your goodness and are so thankful that you are willing to take this journey with us.


  1. Ah, Jennifer that's so sad. I'm so sorry you can't be there to comfort him. Praying the wait goes quickly. That's the hardest part of adoption...all the unexpected delays. :( Hang in there.

  2. Jennifer - keeping Michael in our thoughts and prayers and hoping the paperwork can push through soon and that you will be reunited faster than this latest new timeline. I hope that Michael's surgery went well, I can imagine how hard it is for you not to be there with him. Hugs and prayers!