Sunday, November 10, 2013

Big News in the Wilks House!

Last Sunday, Orphan Sunday, our family made a big decision...  We are adopting again!!

We are so blessed to have two beautiful children and with this nice, big house we have found that there's plenty of room in our house and our hearts for another child.  There are just SO many kids that are in need of their forever family.  And yes, we will be going back to China!

Our precious girl has adapted wonderfully to being a big sister.  She has fully embraced her new role and loves her little brother so much.  She tells me that she has always dreamed of having a large family with lots of kids, so she is THRILLED!!

Our cute little man knows enough English to understand what is going on.  He is excited too.  In fact, he's been asking us to make a little girl in pictures his "mei mei" since very early after coming home.  When we ask if he'd rather have a big sister, little sister, or baby brother he changes his answer each time!!  Bottom line is he's open to another sibling coming home from China & we are thrilled he can understand what is going on & have a sibling to share his Chinese heritage with.

So our road to China has begun again!  Homestudy update is the first step.  We have completed our background check paperwork & paid our initial fees.  We aren't sure yet if we will re-use our dossier currently in China or redo our entire dossier package which would broaden the children available to us...  Luckily, we don't have to decide yet, so we are prayerfully moving forward and know that God will make it clear which child we should bring home in his time.

So, I know what many of you are thinking... WHEN will this happen?  When will Wilks Kid #3 make his/her debut and turn us into a family of five? We hope to have similar timeframes to our last adoption and bring our new kiddo home sometime during Summer 2014. 

We had NO idea when we started our homestudy last year that we would so quickly be going back for another child.  The need is just SO great!!  As we walked into our new house after signing the papers, the first thing I felt on my heart was that we had a lot of extra room.  We have not forgotten the little faces we met in Chengbin's orphanage.  We have not forgotten the walking hugs of precious children who so clearly longed for a family of their own.  Every child deserves to grow up in a family.  No child should grow up in an orphanage or foster care.  Even the best foster home out there is no replacement for a forever family.  We are so blessed to be able to bring one more child home to their forever!!!

So the wheels are turning once again!  Hoping things go quickly and we have amazing updates very soon!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Fannie, Matt, Kate, & Chengbin

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  1. Praising God with you!!!! Can't WAIT to catch up on Friday!!!

  2. That is exciting news for you and your family ! Congratulations !!

  3. awwwww!!!!! sooooo very excited for your family!!!!!

  4. We are so happy for you guys. I can't wait to follow your journey to #3.
    Cyndi James

  5. What wonderful news! So happy for you and your future child. Love the photos, too!
    ~ Carrie

  6. How exciting that you guys are ready to go back! Praying for wisdom as you navigate the waters again.