Thursday, October 2, 2008




We are finally DTC!!! (Dossier to China!) Hooray!


This means that our documents are on their way to China and we are closer to bringing Jailynn home. I am relived that we have made it over this hurdle. It has been a long time coming to get our paper work completed. Now, we wait for our Dossier to get logged in and for our LOA (Letter of Acceptance). After the LOA we will get our Travel Approval. This is the count down to China time. This process can take anywhere from 2.5-5 months depending on how quickly our Dossier is processed. I would love to bring Jailynn home by Christmas, but I am not sure if that will happen. It could be January or February before we travel. Next, we need to raise money to bring little Jailynn home. We have a portion of our travel money saved up but we still need at least 10,000 more to cove airfare, hotels, travel fees, and legal fees. The biggest expense is airfare. The children want to come with us again and it is very important that Jordyn travels with us. We are a close family so it would be very difficult and hard to leave them home for 2 weeks. Of course, the most important focus is to bring Jailynn home no matter what and that is my goal. I hope we can all go together and experience it together the way we did with Jordyn. It really bonded us all closer together, but we will have to wait and see. SO far my plans for fundraising involves working extra at a staffing agency and maybe have a bake sale in November. I am still looking for fundraising ideas. I can't wait to see Jailynn reunited with her forever sister Jordyn and her forever family.


3 comments:

Our Journey to Leilah Grace said...

Melanie,
Congrats on being DTC!!! Woohoo!! I am so happy for you and your family. ;o) I can't wait to see Jailynn with her forever family!
Love ya,
Sheri (Leilah Di's Mommy)

My Heart Beats In China said...

Hi Melanie,
I am a member of the You Xian Yahoo site and when I came across your posting I couldn't help but write you and congratulate you and your family.
What an amazing story! We returned in January of this year with our little You An Meng and I still keep in touch with the orphanage by sending them pics of her.
Oh, please feel free to contact me. I would love to follow your journey back to Hunan and see the girls together!
Here's my blogsite www.adoptingkirabella.com and email shaffer_i@comcast.net
Look forward to hearing from another Hunan family.
Hugs from NJ

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Jimmie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. This is great news for you and for your family! Congratulations!

Jailynn's 1st Thanksgiving

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The rest of our family

In case anyone was curious: Here are som pictures of my oldest son, Joey and his family. Joey and Kym have three children: my beloved grandbabies: Hayden 4yrs old, Noah 22 months old, and Phoenix 9 months old. We have been helping Joey and Kym get on their feet and they have been living with us since December. They are now able to get their own place and will move out in April. I will miss them and miss the babies. I will just have to babysit!

God Is Awesome!

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I am Praising God tonight because He has Heard my cries and answered my prayers. We have recieved a generation donation from a wonderful family toward our fund raising efforts. We have also recieved generous donations from wonderful people through this website and through Jailynn's Prayer. So far, the total fundraising has reached a total of $4000!!!!!!!! Thank you! Thank You! Thank you to everyone for helping us to bring Jailynn home! We are hoping to travel sometime this month and still need to raise money. I know that God is providing for our family through the unselfish and generous giving from special and wonderful people like you!

We have our LOA!!

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Happy Halloween (a little late)

Our Fun At the Texas State Fair

Amanda's Party!

Jordyn and Amanda's Birthday Party