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We're Adopting a Daughter!


Drawing of our family by our friend, Mariana

My family and I are so excited to announce that we are adopting a little girl from China! We just received word from our social worker last night that we will be traveling to China in 8 days to get her. I have been wanting to share this news on the blog for some time but wanted to wait until we were ready to go. We started the process over a year ago and after an incredibly arduous year of paperwork, training and counsel we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! God has been so gracious to our family during this time, and we feel so blessed to be adding this precious little one to our family.

We expected to get our travel approval by early June and had planned to travel after my stretch of early summer weddings. We were shocked to get our approval last night and we will now get to travel before my next wedding on June 11th.


This slogan was started by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in the 1960's. It will truly be nice to have our new little girl in Birmingham!

To celebrate this exciting news, we are selling all of our new ABP t-shirts online for $25. All shirts are American Apparel and the proceeds will go towards our family's travel to China!

Click HERE to purchase a shirt!






We even have Kids & Youth sizes!



Our boys will be having a lemonade stand this Saturday, May 21st, to raise money for their trip to get their sister! We will be selling t-shirts at the lemonade stand as well! It's from 10am-1pm at our home. Send an email to contest[at]abryanphoto[dot]com if you want to come and I'll send you directions! We would appreciate your thoughts and prayers at this time. Thanks for you support!

19 comments:

Abby said...

AGGGGHHHHH!!!!!! I'm so excited about this answer to a prayer for timing!!!

LauraK said...

WONDERFUL NEWS! Congratulations!

eliesa said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations!!!!! We are SO happy for you!!!! LOVEe

Calder Clark Designs said...

I can't wait to meet her! Wheeee!

Anonymous said...

All the Georgia Johnsons are thrilled and we're anticipating meeting our newest little Johnson. There's no way to prepare her for the onslaught of love and attention that will try to swallow her up. But I for one am ready for the chance. You go with our prayers and huge blessing! GGinni

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That is such exciting news for you and your family. Thanks for sharing on your blog - it is the only way I know you but I feel like we are friends, and I love knowing that you are welcoming a new little one to your family!

Cakuhn said...

So great you guys! Really excited! Love, Amy and Chase

MLS said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of Finley Johnson!!

Chad and Amy said...

That's so awesome!

Phil said...

An Australian-American with a Chinese-American niece. I like the sound of that!

Anonymous said...

The Georgia hangers-on and riff raff are excited too. What great news! So glad God has placed this precious little girl in your family.
Of course, you can guess who's sending out this link.

Marty Davis

Kelley Brown said...

I'm still smiling! I am so eager to see her in your arms!! Get packing! :)

Rebecca said...

How wonderful!!! I'm SO excited for you guys!!!!!

Mariana said...

I am so excited for you! and so happy that the long wait will soon be over! :D

Debbie said...

This is your mom's cousin, Deb, in Baltimore. She keeps us posted. This is so fascinating and wonderful! God Bless all of you on your trip and always!

Nate said...

So awesome, beautiful, and wonderful. What a picture of our adoption into God's family through Christ. My aunt also adopted two baby girls from china years ago and it has been so great to be a small part of that.

Kirsten said...

Sooo awesome!! Congrats!

Studio 21 said...

Congrats on your new family addition! As an adopted boy from Thailand here in the states , I know how much your daughter will appreciate the sacrifices a family makes to welcome others into your fold.

Jessica said...

congratulations! praying for you guys!

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