You have all picked up on my hints…
Lilah drew that family photo back in the Spring, when we were just thinking about doing this again -- trying to ignore the calling and ignore the image of his sweet little face in our minds… But she handed me that picture and it struck me hard.
ALL OF OUR KIDS have asked repeatedly for us to adopt again. Our family has a heart for adoption and a heart for the people of China.
There is a long story behind this adoption. One I can't share publicly until he is home and officially ours, as things here are being done slightly out of the norm. Our Province has strict rules on how things are to be done. But I will share eventually.
Introducing our newest family member and beautiful son…
From Changsha, Hunan, China
Born February 3, 2008
Soon to be Silas Xingui Riegel
We are hoping to travel in the Spring to get him. We were matched with him December 13th and are now waiting for our Letter of Acceptance from China (which means they approve of us adopting him). This letter can take anywhere from two weeks to four months to come. Once we have that letter, we will get our travel dates.
Xingui has been in foster care for three years (which terrifies me) and we believe he is involved with Half the Sky Foundation. His orphanage and foster family have now been told that he is being adopted and we are preparing a care package for him in celebration of this!
We are so excited and feel so blessed to adopt this little boy. I will be sharing more about him and his story soon!
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.-- Psalm 16:11