Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Since I last posted, Simeon turned 6-months-old, is sitting up unassisted (mostly, he sometimes falls over still), crawling, eating baby cereal, pulling up on furniture, and he got his first tooth. He is pictured above with another baby from Taiwan Xi En. We were able to skype with him (and Ashleigh and Sara*) on Christmas morning in Taiwan and were able to watch him open the presents we sent. He was more interested in the crinkly wrapping paper than the presents (just like his brothers when they were that age).

On December 28 a social worker appointed by the Taiwanese courts came to Taiwan Xi En to do a "home study" on Simeon and ask questions about our family. From what we hear, she was happy with the situation. We are praying that she will write her report quickly so that the judge will have everything she needs to make her initial decree (saying that we can adopt Simeon). After that we will wait to get the final decree, then be able to travel to get him.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

* Ashleigh is the media specialist for Taiwan Xi En. Sara, Ashleigh's sister, is the volunteer coordinator for Taiwan Xi En. It is interesting to note that Sara also took care of our oldest son, Elisha, when he was at The Home of God's Love.