What an incredible few days it has been!!! We are certainly on a journey to discovery!
First off- good news on the paper chasing front. We sent off the I-800A tonight. It is the next step in our journey to get David. The I-800A has to be processed which could take up to 50 days. At that point there are still more steps but for now we're done with paper work for awhile.
Now for the amazing news! We found out that David is not only in a foster home but he is in an AMAZING foster home in Beijing- New Day Foster Home. We've been thinking that he was in his province- Xinjiang, so this news was a little strange. We've gotten to see more pictures and learn so much more about our son!
So here's the story- I shared our blog address on a message board that I check and read often. They have a place to show off your new child :). I received a message from another member saying that she thought David was the little boy she is sponsoring via New Day Foster Home in Beijing. I was a little confused thinking that he was in Urumqi. She shared the web address of the foster home and told me how to find "Calvin" on the site. I skipped over to their address and sure enough under the kids in "Beijing Foster Home" was a beautiful picture of our son. At first I was just confused- how was this, we're they using his photo? But it wasn't a photo of him that I have... then I got worried and panicked a little. I called Steve who suggested I call our agency. They were super nice and helpful and reassured me that this happens. A third party organization is contacted by the orphanage to provide care for some special need kids. She said though that any information about David's medical condition has to come from his home orphanage and when we go to China we will pick him up in his home province and city. So, yes- he is in Beijing right now!
Now onto more fun stuff! Someone who adopted via New Day emailed me and shared what an amazing place it is. She also told me about their blog and suggested I email the director, which I did. Seriously such an amazing place!!! I read some posts on their blog and then saw they have there posts organized by child. So I clicked on "Calvin" (that's the name they gave him but after I emailed the director they said they would begin calling him David- awesome!!!!, they've already changed his name on their website) and found lots of posts featuring David- I read it one carefully and cried tears of joy knowing that our son is being loved on and prayed for by so many people- many people who I've never even met! How awesome is our God- AWESOME!! So, the waiting hasn't gotten shorter but maybe a little bit easier, maybe. Knowing the David is being loved, hugged and prayed over each day does help!
So how can you find out more about our little one?
Google- New Day Foster Home and click on "kids", then "Beijing Foster Families" and the first little one on the third row is our guy!! To see the blog visit Love Grows Here. Once their scroll a bit down and click on "Calvin" and you'll find lots of information on our son. Also, they're on facebook
Thanks so much for following along on our Journey to David!!!
New Day is not an adoption agency- they are a home for kids who are waiting for adoption via the CCCWA (china's adoption organization). People sponsor these kids and through that New Day is able to provide for the kids at their home. The foster home houses kids and there are many foster families. David visits the foster home but he is with a foster family. He has a little sister (not biological) at his home. Like them on facebook to get lots of neat updates about kids who are in China now and ways to support them!