Monday, August 29, 2011

It's a girl!!!! After 5 years, one month and 15 days of waiting, and longer yet since we've started the process, we've finally received our referral for our daughter. We have named her Lily Grace Zhi Olsen. Her name in China is Gong Zhi E. Her DOB is April 4th, 2010, so she will be approximately 18 1/2 months when she is finally in our arms. This makes her 4 months older than her little brother, Izaiah, who is also waiting for us in China. She weighs 20 pounds, and is absolutely beautiful! There are too many details to list here, but if all goes according to plan, we expect to travel between the middle and end of October. We are very grateful for all the love, prayers and support of our family and friends. It has been a long journey. We are at rest and have assurance that God has been with us through this process, and His mighty hand has orchestrated every detail. Our faith convinces us that these babies were chosen for us before God created the universe, and we are relishing in these awesome truths. Adoption is and has always been God's "Plan A" for us, and we are deeply honored and humbled.

"In love, He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of His glorious grace..." -Ephesians 1:5&6

In Christ alone,

Erich and Jacquie