"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." James 1:27

Sunday, March 8, 2015


The auction was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who bid. We brought in another $737 towards our goal of $32,000. With the auction contributions, as well a generous donation from one of Bill's uncles, we are now at almost 12% of our fundraising goal... Woo-hoo!

As far as our progress with the adoptions, things are looking good. We will be expedited through USCIS (approval for international adoption) because Payton is at risk of aging out July 1st. So, what normally takes 90 days should take just over two weeks! We are now two weeks into the process, so I am hopeful that we will have approval by the end of the week.

On the home-front, we have almost completed the upstairs flooring. We just have a few things to nail down, then some sanding and finish. I'm really liking how things look- though the guys at Parr Lumber did not agree with our choice of pine for the flooring. They said it is much too soft. We'll see if the Rubio Monocoat does it's job of hardening...so far the flooring has done well to withstand the pressure from our socks.

We got an update on Payton last week and he looks great. He actually seems taller than the pictures that I saw of him from last July. He has the best smile, as you can see below.

My Facebook friend will be traveling to China next month and has promised to get photos and video of Yana. I will be sure to post those when they are available. In the meantime, we were blessed to come across this video, which discusses Yana's health in detail (her section starts at 10:36) and provided a new photo of her!


That's it for now. Thanks for your prayers and support!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

25 Great Items for Auction!

The adoption auction is live!

Since the adoptions are being completed in double-time, so is the auction! I had hoped to have about 50 items for people to bid on, but time is running short and we are going to focus our fundraising efforts on selling shirts (more details to come next week- hopefully)! So, we have 25 great items up for auction, including a Coach purse, Oakley sunglasses, and some other exciting stuff!

To join the auction, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RobinsonAuction/

Bids include shipping and winners can pay via our YouCaring page, or I can give friends and family a paypal account to pay once the auction completes on March 8th at 5pm PDT.

All funds from the auction will go directly towards our adoption fees! I will update the tally on the sidebar once all the items have been shipped!