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ShayleeJoy Jingjing Ankerich

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Today is a JOYful day!!! We received PA (pre-approval) for our precious daughter in Putian City, Fujian, China. Her name is Lin Jingjing and she is 30 months old. Her name means Brilliant and All Glittering - what a beautiful visual picture!

On Tuesday night, Feb 9 Scott and I were watching tv when we received an email with the file attached. We both took a deep breath and opened it... to say the rest was history is exactly what I have to say... we both knew at first sight she was our daughter but we didn't tell each other at the time. We had until Thurs @ 4pm PST to accept or decline.

Our next step was to send the file to doctors who could evaluate and give us information concerning her needs. I was up until 2 or 3 in the morning sending her file and joining every yahoo group I could find. The doctors were all unanimous of the diagnosis and treatment with our precious pediatrician helping us make the final decision. She was so supportive and made us feel at peace about this precious little one.

On Wednesday night, we danced around and around all the info we had complied in such a short time. When it finally came down to it, we asked for a girl- God gave us a girl, we asked for the special need heart- God gave it to us, and we asked for 1-4 year old and God split it right down the middle- 2 and half year old. What more did He have to do to show us we were looking at our precious ShayleeJoy??? I asked Scott what he thought and he said, "She had me the moment I saw her face. " And I said, "Me too!!!"

On Thursday we accepted her referral and sent LOI (letter of intent). We were so amazed to wake up this morning with word that we had received PA (11 days)!!! We are so excited and completely in love with our precious little girl. We are finishing up our dossier and hope to get logged back in as quickly as possible. Then from our new LID (log in date), we will wait 5-6 months before we travel.

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I also want to unveil my Adoption Auction Blog created to raise funds to bring sweet ShayleeJoy home. It is called A JOYful Heart and comes from a scripture God gave me the morning I began working on it. Proverbs 17:22 says, "A joyful heart is good medicine." This verse spoke volumes to me. I felt like God told me that little Joy's heart was created by Him and He would heal it with His Good Medicine!!! So I ask from the bottom of my heart, please take a leap over to A JOYful Heart and decide if you could donate an item or bid on an item listed. If you have your own blog, please consider putting my button on your blog as well. Any help you can give will bring us closer to our precious little ShayleeJoy JingJing Ankerich. I pray God's richest blessings on you and your family!!!

Blessings,
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31 comments:

  1. This page would not load fast enough! She is just...I can't even come up with the right words! I have tears! You all were the first ones close to us to adopt. Through you God opened my eyes to the possibilities of growing our family through adoption and I pray that He will use our family to open others' eyes! Thank God for ShayleeJoy! (And can I just say this makes me want to start paperwork again! Soon I'm sure!) Praying for your family during these long 5-6 months!

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  2. Yeah! Another little girl whose heart needs her mommy and daddy (and a few doctors!)! SO happy for you ALL!

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  3. Congratulations, she's beautiful!!

    Hugs from a fellow waiting Fujian mama :)

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  4. Congrats! She is gorgeous and will fit in beautifully with all your gorgeous girls. So happy for all of you -- I'll check out the things you are sewing to raise money. I'm always looking for cute things for my 6 year old and now our new baby girl from China coming home (hopefully) in April!
    Kelly

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  5. Shay,

    Congratulations!!! I am thrilled for you and your family. She is absolutely beautiful and so is your story to her. I will pray for your quick travel and easy fundraising!!!!
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  6. A BIG Congrats to your family!
    Your ShayleeJoy JingJing is precious, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing her picture.

    Enjoy the joyous journey to your newest blessing!

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  7. Yes! She is lovely. Congrats. Love your story!!! We'll be following along.

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  8. She is just angelic. What a beautiful child. I am so happy for you and for your family.

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  9. Oh, Shay! I got chills reading your post! She's just beautiful, and I can't wait for you to bring her home. Will be praying that everything goes smoothly and quickly so that it happens soon, soon, soon!

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  10. I already have it posted on my blog and a donation made! We traveled 4 months after our log in date. Praying that you will be holding her very soon!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  11. Congratulations! She will make a perfect addition to your beautiful family.

    Best of luck,
    Milinda
    (another BAAS mom)

    maggieandella.blogspot.com

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  12. Congratulations! ShayleeJoy is beautiful! I'm sort of partial to the name! :) I have a daughter named Joy and she is all of that and more! We are waiting on our son, Luke, who will be 2 this Thursday. We hope to travel in June!

    Blessings,
    Tammy (yet another BAAS mom)

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  13. You KNOW I love her!! What a sweet face; I can't wait to see her SMILE!!!! The next few months is going to fly by as you pray for this baby girl whom you've named ShayleeJoy JingJing!!!

    Congeatulations, sister!

    Hugs,
    Sara

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  14. SHAY!!! She is absolutely beautiful! I couldn't be happier for you and for that sweet child. She has no idea how her life is going to change over the next year...all thanks to your sweet family. Can't wait to read and see more about gorgeous ShayleeJoy!!!

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  15. SO looking forward to seeing this beauty in her mommy's arms!! Beautiful family you have there my friend :)

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  16. So glad you were finally able to post her picture. She is darling, and I can't wait to meet her!!

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  17. Congratulations!!!! She is a beauty! I am jumping for joy for you!!!!

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  18. She is STUNNING!!!!! We just adopted our Georgia Mei in August and she has TOF as well. I am so excited to follow your journey!!!!!

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  19. I just love her so much already!! What a blessing for you all!!

    ~Lynn

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  20. Congratulations! What a gorgeous little girl! We adopted Mia in July and she also has TOF. I can't wait to see your new daughter in your arms!

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  21. We are so excited for you to bring that little cutie home! We can't wait to have a new niece!

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  22. What a truly joyful blessing! She is beautiful and we will pray for the time to fly quickly and for God to prepare all involved!

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  23. Sharon!!!!! What a beautiful little girl. I am so excited to experience this journey with your family through this blog (once again)! I can't wait to see her in your arms! Give all the girls my love...

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  24. OH CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SWEETIE! She's adorable and blessed.
    What a beautiful family.

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  25. Sharon and family- She is so beautiful, what a precious face!! I just love, love, love seeing a picture of her in the first country she knows as home with all of the layers on!! It just means more than any words can say.

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  26. I'm a "lurker" on the yahoo heart group...waiting for a little girl under 4 with CHD myself...and I just had to stop by and wish you a great, big CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your ShayleeJoy is a doll!!!

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  27. Found ya on RQ. Your daughter is beautiful! Congratulations!!

    We are waiting for our son who is Fujian, too (he's in JinJiang)

    Blessings!

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  28. Your girls are all beautiful! Congratulations!!!

    Lisa

    www.mycuprunnethover.typepad.com

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  29. Many congratulations! Just beautiful your daughter is!

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  30. Congratulations! What a sweetheart!

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