4.13.2015

Operation Loving Tyson Home


I cannot believe that we are so close to bringing Tyson home! My heart leaps and my stomach flips thinking about it. USCIS granted Ty's immigration approval last Tuesday. I am hopeful that we will receive our new case number (called a GUZ #) tonight in order to apply for his visa (Form DS260) to enter the US. Once we receive his GUZ number, I will request a PDF that states this new case number and send a copy of the PDF and the DS260 receipt to our adoption agency. IF this can all take place by Wednesday, it is our great hope that our agency representatives across the ocean can drop off all our paperwork at the embassy in China Thursday their time. I am cautiously optimistic that this really might happen! The paperwork will be processed at the embassy for 2 weeks, and then we will officially be waiting for TRAVEL APPROVAL!!

During Tucker's adoption, we launched a puzzle fundraiser to help raise money to bring him home. The donations we received brought me to tears over and over again throughout each of the 9 days it took to meet our $5,000 goal. Tucker loves his puzzle so much, and it serves as a great reminder to us of the many people who helped him come home. The puzzle is set inside a frame with double sided glass, allowing us to see all of the people who donated.

We would once again like to invite all of you to help bring our newest son, Tyson, home. We have ordered a 1,000 piece puzzle from Venus Puzzle and are grateful that they once again gave us a great discount! Friends and family helped assemble the puzzle (THANK YOU!), and we love the way it turned out. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to bring Tyson home through this puzzle fundraiser. For each $5 donated to our fundraiser, we will write your name or your family's name on the back of a puzzle piece. A $10 donation would equate to 2 puzzle pieces, $20 to 4 pieces, $50 to 10 pieces, and so on. Every single donation is appreciated no matter the size!! Donors will be helping us afford our final fees to bring Tyson home, and we will be eternally grateful for your generosity! 

I was out of town this weekend and got home late this afternoon. I retrieved the mail and found a card from a family friend who wrote the kindest note to our family. He included a $500 check to put toward our adoption costs! Ryan and I were speechless. What a gift and what timing as we launch this fundraiser tonight! We wrote his name on 100 pieces a couple hours ago. Already, before we've even begun, God is providing for our family through this man. ASTOUNDING! We are 1/10 of the way to our goal already. It is my hope to post regular updates to show you how much of the puzzle is sponsored. Thank you for your consideration to help our sweet baby boy join our family!

Please click the following link to watch a special slideshow we made in honor of Tyson. You will get to see clips of the two videos we have received of him in China. Get ready to fall in love. He is a doll baby!

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