Our Journey to Bring Our Son Home . . .

November 26, 2008

Before Black Friday, Watch This!

Wishing each of you a Christ-centered Christmas!
The Bolton Family

November 16, 2008

A Mother's Love

For those unaware of the "Red Thread" behind us finding Brett, I need to tell you about A Mother's Love. After reviewing Brett's file, I had the opportunity to speak with Tracie from this wonderful organization. She personally worked with Brett on a mission trip to China. A Mother's Love was so touched by Brett, they raised money to get him a prosthetic leg. (Now the money will go to another deserving child needing help.) After several emails and a phone call, I realized I knew Tracie from our local FCC group in Orlando. Small world. Two women, Tracie and Debbie, both familiar faces from play groups and FCC gatherings, had met my son, prayed for him, and worked to meet his needs, long before I called him "son."

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November 12, 2008

Rainy Days and A Rainbow

To update everyone, we are sad to say our paperwork has not arrived from USCIS. This is the last form we need for our Dossier to be sent to China. Unfortanatley, we are not alone. Anyone who filed their I800A is also sitting, waiting, hoping . . . We truly believed we would be waiting for the CCAA (China) at this point. In short, we pray for a speed-up and patience while our little boy waits for us in China.
On a brighter note, we received some fantastic pictures of Brett this morning. As many of you know, we are using a very conservative agency who has asked us to send Brett's care packages to his home orphanage in Henan, even though we know he resides at New Day. Since we believe his care packages have not been forwarded to him yet, we also sent a donation of clothes and costumes to New Day. (We can't possibly be banned from making donations.) This morning we received photos of Brett opening the package and playing dress-up with his friends! We praise God he is in such a loving, nurturing environment. Hopefully, he will also receive his care package with photos of his forever family soon!

September 18, 2008

An Inspiration!

If we know anything about Brett, we know he will find a way to do anything. If you've checked out New Day's Web Site lately, you can see him participating in races, swimming, swinging, and even driving a scooter! Today, I ran across a story of an amazing young man. I couldn't help but think of Brett. Check out this site, watch the video, and make sure you read the comments left on the bottom of the page!

September 16, 2008

A Day at the Park

We spent the morning at the park burning off some energy!

August 23, 2008

A New Day

Brett continues to thrive at New Day Foster Home. We have experienced our first slow down with USCIS. Hopefully, they will move quickly from this point on. Patience, patience, . . .

Our Big Girls!

At some point, our little babies turned into little girls. Chloe blew out two candles on her Elmo cake last week and is in the process of potty training. Abigail now sports Barbie glasses and corrects us if we misread a word in a book. Where did our babies go?

July 11, 2008

Our latest Photo

Sorry for the delay in posting. I'm currently swamped with VBS preparations and finishing our dossier. I thought I would share a few photos/videos of our new son. Brett currently lives at the New Day Foster Home outside of Beijing. Here is their web site:
You can find three videos of him under the "Scrapbook" link. Just look for the name "Gideon."

July 3, 2008

Introducing Our Son

Fu Gao Sheng, soon to be Brett Gao Bolton, was born on April 8, 2006 in Henan Province, China. Brett was born without a left leg, but we've been told this only makes him more determined. We have fallen in love, and we look forward to posting more information very soon!

Growing Our Family

Once you join adoption yahoo and support groups, it's not uncommon to receive emails with photographs of children looking for their forever family. I usually peek at the child's picture and pray he/she finds their family. When I opened my mail two weeks ago and looked into the eyes of Fu Gao Sheng, I knew something was different. Russ and I had talked about growing our family again, and my heart told me this was my son.
After tracking down Russ, who was in DC on business, we contacted our adoption agency. We are now in high speed to finish our dossier and bring our son home.