Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Pajamas.....

We were in China during Christmas when we got Maci. So we bought some cute red Christmas pajamas for her. Well, I saved them and sent them to Taiwan for Mylee to wear for Christmas. Both Maci and Mylee look equally adorable in them!
Mylee is looking awfully cute in her PJ'sMylee with one of the Christmas presents we sent her!
This picture of Maci in her Christmas PJ's was taken on the day we got her. We never got a smile out of her until the next day.
Our sweet Maci on "Gotcha Day" Christmas Eve.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

5 Months Old...

Miss Mylee is 5 months old today. Cheryl sent pics with her very first piggy tails! How sweet is she? Her smile makes my heart melt! Praying that soon, very soon, we will be traveling to Taiwan to wrap my arms around her sweet little body and kiss that precious face.

I LOVE how her eyes disappear when she smiles!

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mylee In Her Walker.....

Mylee is almost 5 months old in these pictures. She is changing every day and I hate it that I am half way around the world missing it. But I cherish each and every picture that I get of her. John says that she will play for long periods of time in her walker as long as she can see someone. If they get out of her sight she lets them know. Right now her little "Love Bug" that we sent her is her favorite toy! Just look at that smile....I could just eat her up!
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Friday, November 6, 2009

We Are Seeking God's Comfort...

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Mylee's mom did not show up for her homestudy. Cheryl and Rea Fang went to pick her up at the designated place and she did not arrive. They are sure she is still scared and sure that something will happen to reveal other things she has done wrong.

The social worker told us that the next step is to file a missing person's report and declare Mylee abandoned. His Hands actually had her sign a paper that states they have the right to report her missing if they can't contact her. Rae Fang will continue to try and contact her this weekend and let her know that they are going to file this report. It is possible that if they can contact her she will be afraid enough of the report that she will allow Holly and Trena to take her to the social worker's office. If she does not respond before Monday they will file the report. God gave His Hands an amazing contact with a high ranking female detective last week. She was very touched by His Hands and told them to call her if they ever have a problem. Holly and Trena could not imagine why they would need her...but maybe it was for just this time.

Once the report is filled, if she is not found and a homestudy done within 4 months then Mylee will be legally declared abandoned and the social worker will submit the paperwork with what she has. The process will take up to two months after she is declared abandoned to be completed. So we are looking at 6 months. This is very hard for us to hear and we are praying that God will prepare our hearts and minds and give us peace through this whole situation.

Two specific things we can pray for:
1) Mylee's mom will answer Rea Fang's call this weekend and will agree to let His Hands take her to do the homestudy to keep us from filling the report.
2) If one does not happen we will pray that after the report is filled they will find Mylee's mom during the month of November. If they are able to find her and bring her to the social workers office she will drop everything and do her homestudy. She will delay writing up todays report till the end of this month to give them time to find her.

Our hearts are breaking at this moment in time. We know that God has a reason for all things and we will continually seek His peace and comfort. He knows the cry of our hearts and He knows how badly we want Mylee home. He is going to work this for good, because He promised in His word that He would.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Court Date.....

Well...today was our court date. And as you read on, you will see that it was certainly a day filled with drama.

At about 2pm Cheryl called Holly and Trena. They assumed she was calling to let them know that she and Rae Fang had been successful in picking up Mylee's birth mom...that was not the case. Cheryl, who praise the Lord was in the car with Rae Fang, had just received a frantic phone call from Mylee's birth mom saying she had been in a car accident and was in a hospital way on the opposite side of town. Holly and Trena immediately decided that Cheryl and Rea Fang should go and see her and take pictures and wait there in case the judge wanted to talk to her and Holly and Trena would go on to court with Mylee. They said they prayed and asked God to go before them all and prepare the way. As they were about to enter the court they got a call from Cheryl telling them that the whole things was made up...Mylee's birth mom was not in the hospital, and had not been in an accident. She was simply afraid to come to court, so she lied. (she has several outstanding fines and is afraid they would make her pay them) There was nothing for Holly and Trena to do except go into the hearing without her. When the judge asked where she was, they explained to her exactly what had occurred and she just laughed, and said there is nothing I can do about her fines. She assured them that it did not matter if the birth mom was there or not, they had all the notarized release and proxy papers that they needed. She asked all the normal questions and then told Holly and Trena that she would not require another court date. She said she would just get Mylee's birth mom's information from the HS report that will be written by the social worker. So Praise God the fact that she was not there had no bearing on our case at all.
There was one thing that judge would not budge on, she wanted some notarized, translated, TECOed documents. The documents that we need are notarized copies of all the following:

1) Health Report of letter written by your physician
2) Criminal Check
3) Letter of Employment
4) A financial report or summary

As soon as we have these documents notarized we will email them to His Hands. They will send them to AT-Link to be translated, then send them right back to us to attach to the originals and have them TECOed.

Holly and Trena went straight to the Social Work office downtown after court and talked to them about our homestudy. They talked to the Social worker that is in charge of our case and explained Mylee's birth mom's situation. She agreed that they could do the HS with Mylee and Cheryl and the birth mom all at the House of Hope on the same day. This way, they will have a little more control over her being there. The social worker was very sensitive to our situation and eager to get the HS done.

This was a lot to take in, but we truly know that God is at work and is in control. The homestudy has been scheduled for November 6th, we just pray that the birthmom will show up.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

11 Weeks Old.....

Mylee is 11 weeks old already. She is getting so big! And the hair....well it's obvious it has a mind of its own!
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Pretty in Pink.....

At the end of June of this year, my best friends son Jordan, and his wife Rachel, went to Taiwan for a month long mission. They stayed with John and Cheryl. When they left, I had bought a pretty little pink dress with a matching hat to send with Rachel to Taiwan. It was just wishful thinking that we would get a referral while they were in Taiwan. As it turned out...we got our referral while Jordan and Rachel were there in Taiwan!!!! The pink dress was way too big so Cheryl saved it for Mylee until she grew into it. This past Sunday Mylee wore that pretty little pink dress to church! I think she looks absolutely adorable!!!
Pretty in pink
My sweet little angel
Cheryl and Mylee

Moriah and Mylee

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Catching up.....

I haven't been doing a very good job updating my blog...so I am going to try and get caught up on all that has gone on in the past month or so.

After we recieved all of our translation papers on August 15th, we needed to get them State certified and then sent to the TECO office in Chicago. God definitely had a hand in the timing of all of this! My best friends son Jordan, and daughter-in-law Rachel, were moving to Chicago the very next week. So Rachel offered to hand deliver them to the State office in Chicago and then take them to TECO for me!!! This would definitely save a lot of time instead of sending them in the mail! Rachel dropped the papers off at TECO on August 25th and I recieved them in the mail on August 27th!!! I couldn't believe how quick it was!!!! God is so Good!!!

The next day, August 28th, I sent everything to Taiwan via Fedex! Then I found out that the paperwork was submitted to the courts on September 4th. YAY!!! We're one step closer to bringing Mylee home!!! Now we wait for the court date! Which could be anywhere from 2-6 weeks.

On September 13th, I was skyping with Cheryl and Mylee. Mylee had her face all up in the computer and was smiling at me! I think she was even trying to hug me through the computer screen! She is just way too cute!!! Before I hung up with Cheryl, I told her laughingly that the next time she skyped me I wanted her to tell me that we had a court date! She laughed and said okay!!! She even told me that she said, "God, wouldn't that be neat if I could call her later and tell her that." Well, guess what? That next morning at 6:30 am my phone rang and it was Cheryl from Taiwan! She said, "Gina....you have a court date! It's October 7th at 3:15!" I couldn't believe it! God must've thought it would be neat too!!! I'm still completely blown away how fast everything is going to bring Mylee home to us!!!

Then on Monday, September 21st, I found out from Holly and Trena that the court ordered the homestudy on Mylee! This is such a blessing! It will make things go even more quickly! Our Lord and Savior has been so faithful! He is continually blessing our family with answered prayers!!! Praise be to God our Father in heaven!!!!

On September 29th, we will go to Louisville, KY to get fingerprinted! I am praying that our I600A approval is wired to Taiwan quickly!

Mylee is changing every day! She is so stinkin' cute! And that hair...I can't wait to do that hair! She is such a happy baby! It is very obvious that John and Cheryl absolutely love and adore Mylee and are spoiling her rotten! Words cannot even describe how grateful we are to them! The have taken our baby girl into their Godly home to care for and love on until the day they can place her in our arms!!! We love John and Cheryl and their entire family with all of our heart!!!

Below are some pics of Mylee! Ain't she adorable!




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Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Day at the Beach.....

At 27 days old, Mylee got to go to the beach for the first time! It looks like she pretty much took it easy and relaxed most of the day. Except for when Cheryl dipped her feet in the ocean for the first time...she obviously didn't like that at all! But just look at the picture of Cheryl holding her and letting her know it will be alright! Donnie and I thank God for the Dunn's each and every day and their willingness to take care of Mylee until we go to Taiwan! They are true blessings and we love them very much!










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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Pictures.....

16 days old
19 days old
3 1/2 weeks old
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