I am so excited to announce that we are soon going to become a family of 4!!!

About a year ago we started the long process of adoption again. This time though we felt in our hearts that we wanted to bring home a child with a minor medical need. After several months of numerous background checks, doctor’s appointments, social worker visits, fingerprint appointments, filling out forms, and endless weeks of waiting, our dossier was finally logged-in in China September 2009. We received a call last Tuesday afternoon from our social worker that they had a child’s file they wanted us to look at. I excitedly called my wonderful husband at work and said, “Can you get over here? I just received a call from our social worker, and we have a file to view!!!”

The file was e-mailed to us, and upon opening it we laid our eyes upon this adorable little baby girl. I melted immediately, while my husband mulled over all of the details in the file. However, it did not take us long to review all of the information and come to a decision… This is our daughter!

She is currently 9 months old, and living in Guizhou Province. Guizhou Province is very special to us and close to our hearts because it happens to be the same province where our little Ladybug was born. Yup, another “Spicy Guizhou Girl” will become a member of our family. We are thrilled that the girls will share such a special connection. She is missing the fingers on her left hand, but other than that the medical report states that she is healthy and developmentally on track. So now, we just have to wait to travel. We expect to go over some time this summer, June or July. Of course we are hoping to travel sooner, but there is nothing I can do to make it go any faster. Of course, we will always accept lots of prayers and crossed-fingers… they can always help! So, without further ado, here is our “Babybug!”

~~Aloha