Tuesday, March 17, 2015

His Name is Laughter...

Isaac's update was ... tough.

We received two pictures, a line of a spreadsheet with measurements, and a few generic answers about his health.

I felt very heavy as I looked into his forlorn face.

His measurements have to be off... if not, he's only grown one inch and one pound in nine months.

He cannot drink liquids. No water. No milk. No juice.  It is not for lack of desire because when the other kids get sippy cups he wants one too, but only drinks about 1/3 of it, according to the update.  I'm convinced that a speech/occupational therapist will work wonders for him.

He just looks like he's in deep, deep need of a FAMILY!!!

Good thing we have one for him. 

Please pray for our Isaac. Please pray for his transition that there would be no fear.  Pray for his health that we could find out about his needs and be able to meet them quickly.

I think there's a reason God had us name him LAUGHTER after the Isaac in the bible who was born to parents of, ahem... advanced age... And he brought them JOY!

Hang on baby! Mama and Daddy are coming!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2015


God loves to do impossible things!

He loves to provide for his children.

He loves to show Himself strong in our midst.


Our expected expenses according to our agency are $21,470

In addition to monies we've spent,

Donated to date by friends, family, and grants is $21,467 


God did that through His people! 


Rejoice with us. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Updates, Updates Everywhere!

Three subjects, One Post because my brain is like spaghetti and it's all connected anyway!

Update on ISAAC!  
Update on our process!

We got an update on Isaac... and he looks forlorn, like he needs his Mama and Daddy NOW!  They just sent the same height and weight from September 2014 which actually was from his birthday February 2014.  Additionally, we found out that he does not drink, only eats soft foods for hydration.  So, while I'm glad to have an update, it makes my heart heavy and I wish I could travel TOMORROW! PRAY for our boy. Which brings me to my next piece of news!

We received immigration approval on March 10th!  One step closer!
We also received our passports back with our 10 year China Visas... you know, just in case we need to go back! 

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Well, this Adoption Journey has been a journey of faith and hope. 

Back in October we applied for a grant from Lifesong and did not hear back... until now!

A friend put us in contact with someone who works with Lifesong and they were able to secure a
That means that your gift will be doubled up to $2500!
So if you've held off giving because your gift is too small, guess what?! It now will be doubled!
$5.00 = $10.00
$10.00 = $20.00
$50.00 = $100.00!
I love the way this works :-)


Twice as much for TWO cuties!! Two times the blessing!
To pay online go to Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number” (Audirsch 4941) and “Family Name” (Audirsch) fields. Note PayPal charges an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee. 
Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans. In the memo, note “family name” and “family account number” (Audirsch/#4941) to assure it goes to the correct account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL  61744.  Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption. 
NOTE: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use. 
o Individual donations $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BABY NAMES!!! Drum Roll Please!!!


Isabella Promise Audirsch


Isaac Judah Audirsch

Isabella is two and Isaac is three.  They are not siblings by birth, but will be brother and sister soon.  We are so incredibly blessed to add these two babies to our growing family.  Please keep them in your prayers in the coming months as they make their great adventure to becoming Audirsches! We cannot wait to welcome them.  As it stands now we will likely travel mid-late April.  We are still gathering funds for their adoption if you'd like to help bring them home watch for an announcement about a matching grant.