Time Sensitive

We have some clearances and paperwork that
need to be approved by US Immigration.
In part, this concerns our homestudy update
and Becca turning 18.  It could be a little tricky
to get everything approved and delivered where it needs to be
in the right order and in the right timing.
More fingerprints!
Our wonderful social worker at Lutheran Family Services here in Omaha is working away on our update which must be complete before we can submit everything to Immigration and our wonderful social worker at Lifeline in Alabama is communicating with Immigration to make sure they know we are indeed working on this issue.
We know that this is easy for our God…
so will you pray with us that He would have his hand on these things?

We have also sent another little care package to
Lucy Joy and her nannies.
Hopefully they will receive it this week.
Here is the picture that we were given of the items we picked out.

August care package 2 张海燕-2

We cannot wait to be able to be able to deliver these little gifts in person!

Every good and perfect gift is from above…
James 1:17





Noonday Collection Trunk Show


We are excited to announce that on September 4 there will be a Noonday Trunk Show and Adoption Fundraiser in Omaha benefiting Lucy Joy’s Adoption Fund!

If you are interested in attending, please contact me for more details.
Everyone is welcome!

If you are not a local Omaha friend, or are unable to attend, but would like to purchase something as part of the trunk show and fundraiser, there are directions on how to do so online in the following excerpt from Noonday Ambassador, Elizabeth Perkinson:

Noonday Collection uses fashion and design to create economic opportunity the the vulnerable. Noonday Collection also has a heart for partnering with families who are in the process of bringing their children home to their forever families. Please join us as we partner with the Rothfuss family and their adoption journey to bring home their daughter, Lucy Joy. When you attend Kathy’s Noonday trunk show, you will not only create a marketplace for artisans around the globe, but also 10% of your purchases will go directly to the Rothfuss family. I hope you can join us for a fun evening of styling, storytelling and using your purchasing power for good!
If you cannot attend but would like to make a purchase with a purpose and partner with the Rothfuss family and their journey, you can do so at
When you place an order,
please select ‘Elizabeth Perkinson’ as your Ambassador
and include ‘Kathy Mabrey’ as your Trunk Show Hostess.
Purchases can be made anytime between now and September 10th.


A Little Mandarin Anyone?

Oh my goodness…
We have found the absolute greatest thing
to get for Lucy Joy!


You can listen to samples of these
Chinese Children’s Classics

What I am also excited about are the lyrics
found here that are in
English, Chinese, and Pinyin!

Take a look and you will see what I mean!

It is so fun to take a break from paperwork and
VISA applications, and trying to decide just
how many and which members of the Rothfuss family
are going to actually go to China…
(This is a very hard decision to make!)
and just imagine spending time with our Sparrow
and sharing fun things together like these songs.

Makes my heart happy!

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12