Monday, September 26, 2011

USCIS Application Sent!!

Just overnighted our I800a to USCIS!! The next step is waiting for our appointment to be fingerprinted. Then we should get what is called a 797. When we receive this document, we will bring our dossier to the Chinese Consulate in Houston to be approved. After that, we send EVERYTHING to our placing agency, CCAI, to be translated and approved. Once that is done, our dossier will be sent to China and we should receive our LID sometime after that!!! I am amazed that I am managing to keep up with all of this stuff so far. It feels so good to finally be able to post some dates next to those initials up there in the top left hand corner :)

God bless,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gotta Move!

This song is totally appropriate for what we are experiencing right now. Trying to keep our heads in the game, because indeed everything is about to change.

"This burdens getting heavy
But I'm not about to cave
Everything's about to change
There's gonna be brighter days

I just might bend but wont break
As long as I can see your face

When life wont play along
And right keeps going wrong
And I cant seem to find my way
I know where I am found
So I wont let it drag me down
Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway"

-Mercy Me's "Move"

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Homestudy Approved!

Homestudy is approved and we should be applying to USCIS either tomorrow or Monday after our homestudy is notarized.

Thanks for the prayers!! Keep 'em coming!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prayers Please

We are still working on that pesky homestudy. The latest delay is having to have physicals redone for ALL of our children. Please pray that after this, there will be no more delays. We are understandably anxious to apply to immigration for our son, which is the next step.

Thank you so much!

In Christ,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wǒ de Bǎobei

God is AMAZING! Let me just testify for a minute here. When we were feeling God pulling at our heartstrings last August, our baby was born. His name, would be Xu Le Tian. That's right, his name was already LE - the name my husband felt would be our next son's name.

So without further adieu, we would like to introduce you to our son:
Lee David Tian Robichaux
Waiting for his family in the Henan Province of China

Le: "happy" Tian: "sky" David: "beloved"... Indeed he is a beloved piece of happy sky (heaven) :)

He turned one shortly after receiving his referral. We had a party for him at home. Now that we've received PA, we can send him a cake to share with his buddies in his orphanage.

We are beyond elated to finally be able to share him with you!

~The Robichauxs~
Joey, Tasha, Emma, Silas, Lucy, Joseph, & Lee

Some Fun

So PA still isn't here. But I want to have a little fun with this. What do you think our baby is? Vote boy or girl in the comments section :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where Oh Where...

... can our PA be??? I am so anxious over here, and am ready to share our little one with everyone.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Moon Festival

We were hoping to maybe have PA today, but discovered that today is a national holiday in Ch*na. It's the Moon Festival, so probably no PA to be had today. Shucks! Let's hope for tomorrow :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy birthday Baba!!

We thought this day would never get here, but at last it has. ;) Happy birthday to Baba!! We love you!!

P.S. I did have a pic of Lucy and Daddy, but thought Lucy dressed up as Daddy was much cuter ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


LOI sent today :)

Next Week

Tomorrow, our LOI is being sent out and PA takes about 5 days to receive,which means I will be able to share our little Wu with all of you next week!!