Friday, December 21, 2012

Meet Our Son!!!!

We woke up to a WONDERFUL Christmas surprise this morning.  We received PA - (Pre-Approval) by the CCAA for us to adopt our little boy!! So we did not want to delay any longer! We wanted to introduce you to our son, Shepard. :) We think he is just PRECIOUS and cannot wait to meet him in person!!

We have chosen to give him the American name, Shepard. The name Shepard means - "A Gentle Leader".  The Lord has been such a Gentle Leader to us during this whole process of leading us to adoption again and through this adoption. We also believe it is a very good declaration over our son for his future!!

We will keep his Chinese name as his middle name.  We can't post it here on a public blog.  But we feel since he is 5 years old it will be important to keep his Chinese name as well as for him to have an American one! :) We're not sure if we will give him another middle name to go with his Chinese one or not...but for now...he is our little Shepard boy!! :) Next...we will be working on a care package to send to him!! We can't wait to send him some special things from us!!

What a wonderful Christmas present to receive today!! We could not WAIT to share with you all!! Thank you for your prayers and support in helping us give this precious little boy a forever family.  What a blessing...for all of us!!! Praying you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!


  1. Congratulations!

    Now how long do you anticipate the rest of the wait?

  2. He's adorable and I look forward to meeting him.

  3. So precious!! A very Merry Christmas to you all!

  4. Oh, how wonderful!!!! God is so very good!! Merry Christmas Shepard!! He is so handsome!! Merry Christmas Young family!!!

    1. Hey there "our journey to china". Blogger will not let me see who you are or anything about your profile. Could you let me know for sure who you are? I THINK I know but I wanted to make sure I know for sure. Thx a ton! Buffi

  5. Congratulations!

    I am stopping by to thank you for linking up to My Life In God's Garden and to let you know we are praying for you!



  6. Just found your blog and wanted to say Congratulations!!! That is so awesome. My family is adopting a SN China child too, but we are just now finishing up the homestudy and working on the dossier. Soooo exciting to see things going quickly on the China side! :) Congrats again!!! Shepard is soooo cute!