Tuesday, June 21, 2016

We had our fundraiser “Jazzed to Adopt” this last Saturday at Union Orchard.  It was quite the party! 

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible!  From setup, musicians, making and serving dinner, making home-made desserts, running the silent auction, selling raffle tickets, picking up trash, picking up after the event, and all the helping in-between that made this event go off without a hitch. There is no way this event would have happened without all the help.

We would also like to thank all those that attend to support us and give so generously.  Your kind words and donations are truly appreciated and we feel blessed to have so many good friends and family.  We would also like to thank Union Orchard for being amazing hosts.  It was a beautiful venue to hold our event!

We will be posting some photos as soon as we have them compiled!  If you were unable to attend or would like to support us you can do so here:  https://www.youcaring.com/ryan-michele-shank-564364

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On Friday, June 3, our ‘dossier’ was sent to China!!!  The ‘dossier’ is the information China requires to adopt a child.  It also means we have passed trough all the hoops from the U.S. side and are awaiting China’s reception.  We have been waiting months for this moment and are so excited!  Our ‘dossier’ is currently being translated into Chinese so that it can be processed and we can be placed with a child.  Last week we were able to listen in on a monthly conference call with our adoption agency to discuss trends in matching Chinese children with families.   We will listen to the call every month and give you all an update.  On average it takes 3-4 months to be matched with a specific child, then 4-6 more months until we travel to China.

This Saturday, June 18, is our fundraiser at Union Orchard from 5:30-9:30.  Here’s a link for more information.  Please join us!!!!