Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Picture of Noah

Here is the latest picture of Noah. He is so cute!

New picture and new room

This is such a great day and we have a lot to be thankful for. We just received an updated picture of Noah Pinghe and his newest size chart. He is such a cute little boy and we are so excited about going to get him. We are so happy that his newest report stated he is "healthy". He has grown a little since his last report. I just sent him his fourth care package today and hope he enjoys all the items we included. We are 99% finished with his room. I only have one more item to add to the wall above his chest.
We continue to ask for your prayers over our I800 paperwork. We still have not received it and we are unsure of what the hold up is at this point. We have made a few phone calls but have not gotten an answer yet. Please pray it comes in the mail very soon. Thank you for the prayers and we look forward to giving you more good news soon!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Medical News Update

We are so happy to let you all know that we received an update on Noah's medical condition. They did an additional CT scan on him and the medical issue that they thought he might have came out fine. We have been blessed by the Lord in His answering of our prayers. This means the adoption process can continue on like normal.
We are waiting for our I800 to show up any day now. When we receive this it will be another big piece complete. Please continue to pray that the Lord will intervene and speed up the process if that is His will.
Everyone else is doing fine. We are almost finished with all of the children's new rooms. When they are complete we will post pictures of them so you can see. Thank you again for the prayers. God's blessings---Robin

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I just wanted to let you all know that we are still waiting on a medical update for Noah. We still are not 100% sure of anything at this point. Again, all I can say is to keep praying. When we have some new news we will post it.
Right now it is a beautiful day in Statesboro. I have all the windows open and there is a cool breeze blowing. The girls went back to school yesterday and so we are back into our "normal" routine. Last week we visited my family in Columbia and the Congaree National Swamp. We had a great time there and with my family. I will post some pictures that we took at the swamp at a later time.
We pray you all are well and we look forward to updating you soon. God's blessings, The Spitlers

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LOA Arrival

We were emailed by CCAI (adoption agency) today and informed the Chinese govt (CCAA) issued our LOA (Letter of Acceptance). It is being over-nighted to us and tomorrow, we'll sign and overnight it back. We should expect to travel in 11-14 weeks (mid-June to mid-July).

We were up until 1am, getting all of the next "round" of paperwork ready.

Thanks again for your prayers...and also prayers for our patience. I just want to go tomorrow. :) Adam