Monday, February 25, 2013

Best News EVER!

So I never thought I would be joyful that I have to go to court, but I am ecstatic!! This morning Steve and I received news that we have a court date set for March 15th in Taipei, Taiwan!! Two weeks from tomorrow, I will be holding my little boy in my arms!

Here is what our process looks like going forward:
On March 11th, we will head to Taiwan (a very long flight)! Due to the time change, we will not get into Taiwan until March 13th. Then we get to hold our baby boy for the first time! On March 14th we will meet with the social worker that has to write a report for court. On March 15th we will go to court. Then we will have to come back home without baby Silas. He must stay there while paperwork is completed, visas are obtained, etc. The time frame is unknown, but my friends had about 3 months between trip one and two. I am going to be an emotional wreck during this time!

We are so excited to meet our son and love on him!

In the meantime, we need continued help in raising our adoption funds. Our whole first trip is completely paid for, but our second trip is not. If you would like to make a donation, or buy some of my homemade sauce, please email me at We know God will provide the funds needed!

I guess I had also better start getting his nursery ready! We are doing a train theme (if you know Steve and I at all, you know we love trains). We have been very fortunate to have many items donated (a crib, a pack n play, a stroller, lots of clothing).

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers! We cannot wait for you all to meet Baby Silas!


  1. YAY!!! Such good news, I am so happy for you and can't wait to meet the little guy!!

  2. wow! so awesome!!! incredibly happy for you both! praying for your goal to be met!

  3. Congratulations! So happy for you guys! :)

  4. I amso excited for you both. You guys are going to be great parents! Praying for a fast paperwork turn around. How much is your sauce Maria? Are you guys in Springfield still? Let me know. I am in Columbia, but my parents are still in Springfield and will be seeing us in April.