Referral News: It’s a Boy!

Posted: April 11, 2009 in Adoption, St. Lucy, Taiwan

We are delighted to announce that we have accepted a referral of a baby boy in Taiwan. Praise God!  This is perfect timing for us – Dave is eligible for adoption benefits through his employer beginning next week.  It’s amazing to see God answer our prayers and I am grateful He has given us this gift of a new son!

The call about our referral came as a surprise and I think I am still in shock.  We knew referrals from our agency have started picking up again, and had been told to get our paperwork updated last month.  Still, we thought it would be several more months until we were matched with a child.  When the phone rang on Wednesday and it was our agency’s director, I knew it had to be good news.  She told us about this little boy and said she would send us his file.  When we reviewed the file, we were cautiously optimistic, but wanted a doctor to review it before we accepted the referral.  While talking to the doctor, we learned she had visited this orphanage and she shared her experience visiting the orphanage where our son will live until we can bring him home.  She said the caretakers at this orphanage are phenomenal, and it is unlike any other orphanage she has seen.  She said if we can’t be the ones taking care of our little guy, we can be comforted in knowing that the caretakers at this orphanage are loving on him and taking good care of him.

So, what’s next?  Our paperwork was mailed to Taiwan on Friday and we now await orphanage approval of our application.  Once that happens, our paperwork will be submitted to court.  We won’t be able to travel until our adoption is finalized by the courts in Taiwan.  This process can take 4-6 months, or longer — I am hoping and praying for everything to go smoothly and quickly.

  1. Kristy says:

    CINDY!!! YAHOOOOO!!!! I am so thrilled for you and your family! What exciting news! I would love to see your little man’s picture! I just popped on to the yahoo group and saw your post so of course I had to jump on over here!
    What an awesome Easter blessing!

  2. Judy K. says:

    Hooray and praise God! Can you believe you’re finally at this point? What fantastic news. I look forward to hearing more.

  3. amanda wu says:

    YAY!!! Praise God!!!

    How VERY exciting!! 🙂

  4. sara says:

    JOY!!!!!!! Seriously awesome joyful news! You have waited so so long with so much patience and have been such a great friend. I am so glad to see that you have finally seen your little one… who will come home to join your family! Your kids have a brother!!!! WOOHOO! You and your husband now have a new son… a sweet sweet son. I can’t wait to hear more and hope things are very smooth sailing.

    What an awesome thing to know that your doctor actually went to SLC!? WOW! how cool is that!? YES YES YES!!!! You are on your way towards seeing and holding your boy! Thank Heavens!

  5. Karen says:

    So happy for you!! Congratulations!!! That is so awesome that your baby boy is the same age as Zoe! Hope your process is smooth and quick! Can’t wait to see his pictures!!

  6. Tisra says:


    I’m thrilled for you and know that you’ve waited so long for this glorious day! Congratulations on this sweet little life making his way into your family.

    Praise God, and Happy Easter!

    Can’t wait to hear more and see pictures,
    waiting on guardianship for our daughter in India

  7. Courtney says:

    WAH-HOO!!!! Wow! This is amazing news! Huge congrats to you and your family!! We should be on about the same timeline for travel, how exciting! I can’t wait to follow your journey to the little guy and see some pictures!

  8. Misty says:

    I am so happy to hear the great news!! God is great! Congratulations!!!!

  9. Terry says:

    I am soooo happy for you!! Congratulations!! I know that you have waited a long time for this and I am so excited, and happy, and everything good!! I can’t wait to hear all about him.
    YEA !!! 🙂

  10. Sarah says:

    WOAH! Your doctor has actually been to SLC?!? Wow! I’ve already told you congrats via e-mail… but this celebration deserves several more whoop-whoops! 🙂

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