Thursday, April 13, 2006


8 months and 6 days ago we submitted our adoption application. Then came the paperwork; financial records, reference letters, background checks, social worker visits, we were even fingerprinted by the Dept. of Homeland Security. Then shortly before Thanksgiving we received a picture of our son. A seven month old, baby boy named Lee Min Shik.

We have carried around his picture; purchased gifts and clothes, even celebrated his birthday with a cake. Every day falling more in love with this little boy we have never met.

Until now!!!!! We are thrilled to announce that on April 22, 2006, Lee Min Shik, now named Andrew David Min Lavelle will be coming home. Along with an agency escort, he will take a 16-hour flight from Seoul, South Korea to Detroit, Michigan. Where we will meet him for the very first time.

We are ecstatic! Thanks again for all your support. We cannot wait to show off our new addition! I will try and keep the webpage updated over the next week so you can all enjoy this roller coaster journey with us.

Heather, Matthew & Sydney Lavelle

1 comment:

Cherish Derrig said...

Heather & Matt - I am sure you are feeling truly blessed to have your new son, Andrew home and in your arms! I hope each day brings your family new joy and happiness! Congrats on your beautiful family it was a long journey but I am sure it was well worth it!

Cherish & Andy Derrig