Slaughter SIX Coming Soon!

I have some AMAZING NEWS to share with you today.  In just six short days, the Slaughter family leaves for a sixteen day journey where we’ll be ADOPTING A LITTLE GIRL FROM CHINA!!  We’re having a BABY!  A little girl who’s seventeen months old is waiting for her FOREVER FAMILY.  And let me tell you we’re DYING to get our hands on her.

This process “officially” started in January 2016, we saw her picture for the first time in December 2016, and we’ve been patiently waiting to meet her ever since.  I’ll share more of our story with you guys at a later time.

 Right this second, I’m packing all the things and need a little break before we depart.  I can’t wait to introduce you guys.  I’ll do my best to be updating my Instagram-(you guys know I struggle with this :)).  It’s “slaughteren”, and I promise to blog when I can.  We’d love for you to follow along on our journey and more importantly, we’d really appreciate your prayers.  We leave on the 9th and return home on the 25th.  Thank you guys so much!  I’ll see you soon.


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  1. 5.3.17
    Bernadine said:

    AMAZING news, Erika!!! Congratulations!!

  2. 5.3.17
    Brantlee said:

    Fantastic news! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  3. 5.3.17
    Blake Callahan said:

    Oh my goodness Erika! That's so exciting! I'll be praying for safe travel and an easy transition πŸ™‚

  4. 5.3.17
    R's Rue said:
  5. 5.3.17
    Cathy Hensler said:

    You guys are so awesome. I could not help, but tears in my eyes.

  6. 5.3.17
    Leslie said:

    Oh my gosh! I never thought that news from someone I don't personally know, could make me so happy! I couldn't be more excited for your amazing family!

  7. 5.3.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    ERIKA!!!!!! It has been such an honor to watch your family go through this process. We are so excited to meet this precious little girl!! We love you guys so much and cannot wait for you to become the Slaughter Six. God is SO GOOD!!!!

  8. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    I literally have tears streaming down my face and I don't even know you!!! Sending you lots of love and praying for you along your journey.

  9. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Oh my goodness!!!!! That is so exciting! Prayers for safe travels and I cannot wait to read all about it! SO incredibly happy for your family!

  10. 5.3.17
    Bailey Bryant said:

    ALL the happy tears!!! Lots of prayers!

  11. 5.3.17
    brookerichardson said:

    Wooo hooo!!!!!! I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!!!! Seriously friend, so thrilled for your family and can't wait to meet this precious baby girl.

  12. 5.3.17
    Amber said:

    Oh my word!!! Congrats!!! Can't wait to see how God uses this sweet baby!!!

  13. 5.3.17
    Holly said:

    Congratulations! That baby is so lucky to be joining such an amazing family and what a blessing for you all! Can't wait to follow along in your journey!

  14. 5.3.17
    Caravan Sonnet said:

    Congratulations!!! What a beautiful and exciting time!! Praying for y'all and can't wait to see the updates and read more!!

    Rebecca πŸ™‚

  15. 5.3.17
    Courtney Taube said:

    Wonderful news, Erika! Prayers for you and your family!

  16. 5.3.17
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    Such a blessing! Congratulations to your whole family! Sending prayers your way already! Can't wait to see your family of 6!

  17. 5.3.17
    Ani said:

    Congratulations! Safe travels and prayers for a smooth transition for baby girl ❀️

  18. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Such amazing and exciting news! Can not wait to continue to follow along in your journey

  19. 5.3.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    This post just made me smile ear to ear! Thinking of you girl and praying for safe travels to pick up your sweet one! xo

  20. 5.3.17
    Renn McMurray said:

    EEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!!! I just love this!!!! Praying for all six of you!!

  21. 5.3.17
    Elizabeth said:

    This is so exciting!!! Bowen will have another little girl to obsess over!! I hope Ashby and Madeley don't get forgotten πŸ˜‰

  22. 5.3.17
    Jen V. said:

    Eek! So exciting! My prayers are with you all as you travel, can't wait to "meet" your new addition!

  23. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Congratulations!!! Can not wait to hear your about your journey — adoption is such a beautiful thing and a huge blessing!!!

  24. 5.3.17
    Hanna said:

    Erika, congrats!!! We can't wait to follow your adoption journey! You and your family will be in my prayers!

  25. 5.3.17
    Sarita @ it's my girls' world said:

    !!!!!!!!!!! COngrats to you and your beautiful expanding family. Such wonderful news

  26. 5.3.17
    Goodbyebreadandcheese said:

    Awesome news. Prayers for safe travels and a smooth transition!

  27. 5.3.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Watching y'all walk this road with such faith has been wonderful to see! I'm so happy for your family and this sweet little girl. I can hardly wait to meet her!!!!!! All sorts of love and prayers for your entire family during the journey! xoxo πŸ™‚ p.s. I have THE ABSOLUTE COOLEST friends!!!!

  28. 5.3.17
    lorisavage said:

    Congratulations!!!! What a blessing and amazing adventure this will be! Your kids are going to wrap her in so much love. Prayers for safe travels and also for an easy transition for that sweet little girl!

  29. 5.3.17
    Alexis said:

    Congratulations!!!!!! So, so happy for your family!!!!!!!

  30. 5.3.17
    Sandy said:

    Congratulations!!!! Sending lots of prayers your way! Can't wait to hear all about it❀️

  31. 5.3.17
    Tanya said:

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family!

  32. 5.3.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Oh my heart!!!! Eeeeek!!! SO happy for y'all!

  33. 5.3.17
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Thank you guys so much!!! I'm so thankful for you ladies. XO

  34. 5.3.17
    McFarland Family said:

    Oh my goodness. Congratulations!!! Sooo excited for your family!!

  35. 5.3.17
    Narci said:

    Erika!!!! I am so excited for your family! This has been such a blessing to watch! I can't wait to meet that baby girl! We love her already!!! Xoxo

  36. 5.3.17
    MissKimmie said:

    I'm so proud of you. Many many blessings to you. I can not wait for pictures.

  37. 5.3.17
    Reba said:

    Yay! So excited for your family!

  38. 5.3.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Oh happy day!!! Praying for y'all and this precious journey!! May God continue to be glorified

  39. 5.3.17
    Nikki PrΕ‘a - Speak at Home Tonight said:

    Congratulations to you and your family!!! That is amazing news! Sending lots of love and prayers to you <3

  40. 5.3.17
    Heather S said:

    Congratulations to the Slaughter Six! May God watch over your journey and bring the six of you home safely!

  41. 5.3.17
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said:

    Congratulations to the Slaughter family! Can't wait to follow your journey πŸ™‚ Safe travels!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  42. 5.3.17
    Kjlb37 said:

    So excited for you as you welcome this little one into your family! Praying for safe travels and all the details as you become a family of six .

  43. 5.3.17
    Kate L. said:

    First of all, congratulations! Can I just say that as someone who has only ever wanted to adopt her own children (one day, not there yet) and as someone who helps serve the foster care community, it makes me SO happy to know that there's a pocket of people in McKinney, TX that are continuing to help make #oneless orphan in this world. How blessed is this little girl and all of the people you're sharing your story with? SO blessed. And your kids? To watch their parents follow their faith and make a difference in the life of a little one in need? Well, their little hearts are forever changed in the greatest of ways. Thank you for what you're doing and for sharing your story. I am ELATED that lll get to follow along.

  44. 5.3.17
    Danielle said:

    INCREDIBLE NEWS!!! Praise God!!! Praying for y'all!

  45. 5.3.17
    Jenny said:

    Yay!!! I am so excited for you all! I can't wait to hear more! I will be praying for all of you.

  46. 5.3.17
    Laura said:


  47. 5.3.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    The announcement I've been waiting for!!!! I cannot wait to see that precious girl in your arms. I could not be more excited for the Slaughter family. Praying you to China and back!

  48. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Oh my goodness!!!! What wonderful news to wake up to this morning. This brought chill bumps and tears to my eyes! I'm so excited for your family and can't wait to follow your journey. I will be praying for y'all.

  49. 5.3.17
    beaner said:

    This is so wonderful!!! So excited for all of you!!! Congratulations!! I am sure Bowen is so excited about her cheeks!!

  50. 5.3.17
    The Mrs. said:

    Overjoyed for you and your precious family! Growing our family through adoption was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Go get your girl!!!

  51. 5.3.17
    Allison said:

    So excited for you! We adopted our Kate from China in October 2016 and it has been an awesome journey! Praying for you during this exciting time!


  52. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    I want to know EVERYTHING. And now I'm following you on Insta. πŸ™‚

  53. 5.3.17
    TorontoSAM said:

    I echo the comments above, I don't know you personally but this news makes me so happy and brings tears to my eyes. I wish you all the best, can't wait to see Instagram updates and know that prayers are coming your way from Toronto!

  54. 5.3.17
    Cheryl said:

    Awe! This is so sweet.

  55. 5.3.17
    Tara @ Mommy In A Nutshell said:

    This is wonderful! Congratulations and God Bless.

  56. 5.3.17 said:

    Oooh I am soo thrilled for you what a beautiful blessing for everyone involved x

  57. 5.3.17
    Jenny said:

    Happy tears this morning. One less!!!

  58. 5.3.17
    Ali said:

    What wonderful news! So excited for your family and this sweet little girl. It has been a joy to watch/follow Shay, and Brooke's families bring home their precious girls. I pray for them, and I will be praying for your family too. God is so very good!

  59. 5.3.17
    Rebecca said:

    So very excited for you guys and this precious baby girl. I shared on your IG that adoption is near and dear to my heart bc my husband's birth mom chose life and I will be forever grateful. Prayers for safe travels and for everything to go as smoothly as possible. Congratulations!

  60. 5.3.17
    Rachael Hurley said:

    CONGRATS ERIKA AND FAMILY!!! I can't wait to meet her through reading your blog!!!

  61. 5.3.17
    Beck said:

    Congrats!!! So exciting!! I love all the sweet girls McKinney is getting!!! We will miss you!! Safe travels! xoxo!

  62. 5.3.17
    Laura E. said:

    I am so, so excited for you and your family!!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to read your story.

  63. 5.3.17
    a little bit of emily said:

    So happy for you and your family…and your new addition! Cannot wait to follow along!

  64. 5.3.17
    Mandy K said:

    We will be in Guangzhou the 11-19 with our girl, and we're staying at The China's Hotel! It's amazing. Prayers and best wishes- we are in freak out mode πŸ™‚ So, so happy for you!

  65. 5.3.17
    E said:

    Oh my gosh! So excited for you guys! Can't wait to hear more about her!

  66. 5.3.17
    Katie Smith said:

    So amazing and exciting!!! Praying for y'all!!!!!

  67. 5.3.17
    Jill B said:

    What amazing news!!! I'm so excited for you!!

  68. 5.3.17
    Nichole Fisher said:

    Amazing news!!! Congrats to you all!

  69. 5.3.17
    Paula said:

    I am SO excited for you. Many prayers. I keep thinking…Bowen gets his own baby cheeks! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  70. 5.3.17
    Karen Ward said:

    Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for your sweet family…can't wait to meet this sweet babe!!

  71. 5.3.17
    ProudAuntKaren said:

    Thrilled!!! Congratulations!!!! πŸ™‚

  72. 5.3.17
    Shari U said:

    Congratulations to your family! We had 3 bio kids, ages 16, 15 and 11 when we traveled to Hunan China to adopt our precious 10 month old daughter, who is now 14 and will be starting high school this year! Best of luck to you as you travel and prayers for a smooth adjustment for the whole family, but especially the new baby!

  73. 5.3.17
    Mel said:

    Congrats! That is so exciting! Praying for your family during this time!

  74. 5.3.17
    Alexis deZayas said:

    YAY!! So excited to hear this!!

  75. 5.3.17
    jackie said:

    Erika this is amazing news! Sending prayers from Iowa!

  76. 5.3.17
    Lauren said:

    WHAT incredible news! Can't wait to hear all about it! Congrats!

  77. 5.3.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I have been meaning to ask when you were going to make this announcement but I kept forgetting! Yay!!!!! I can't wait to meet her!!! That sweet girl is getting an incredible family! Love yall!

    That Inspired Chick

  78. 5.3.17
    Kathy Lang said:

    Such exciting news to hear this morning! I'm happy to hear that one more girl from China will no longer be waiting for a loving family of her own. Excited for your family and praying for all six of you!

  79. 5.3.17
    Michelle said:

    Erika! I'm so excited for your family and so excited to follow this journey!! I actually wondered if you were adopting or something when you were talking about rearranging your daughter's room and said she had bunk beds. I thought maybe she's adding another family member πŸ™‚ I don't know why that came to mind but it did and now I'm glad it's true!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ Yes please post a bunch from Instagram while you're there! Can't wait to see her. I bet your kids are excited to have a new baby sister πŸ™‚

  80. 5.3.17
    Suzy said:

    How wonderful!! God Speed Slaughters…..can't wait to see pics of your new baby girl!!

  81. 5.3.17
    Miss Lo said:

    Good luck with everything!

  82. 5.3.17
    GlitteryKitchenTable said:

    SO exciting!! What a blessing adoption is! Can't wait to hear all the details and see that sweet girl home and being loved on! ☺️

  83. 5.3.17
    Gucci Girl said:

    So, so happy for you all!! And I hope for Bowen's sake that she has big cheeks πŸ˜‰

  84. 5.3.17
    Kara said:

    How exciting! I hope you have the chance to blog and I am already following you on Instagram….can't wait to hear about it ALL!!

    Praying you will have a safe trip and the transitions with the little girl go smoothly.

  85. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see the updates!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  86. 5.3.17
    Maria said:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and I know that your soon to be daughter will be blessed to be adopted by your family. God Bless you and your family on your journey and bring you home safe.

  87. 5.3.17
    Erin (No Bohns About It) said:

    Sending you lots of love and prayers!!! We adopted two of our kiddos and it has been the best experience of our lives <3

  88. 5.3.17
    April said:

    I cannot wait to see her sweet face!!! SO excited for y'all!!!

  89. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    So exciting!!! I will be praying for you all! Congratulations!

  90. 5.3.17
    Mrs W said:

    Oh my goodness!! This is such exciting news!! My daughter and I pray that children that don't have a family find their forever homes and I'm so glad to read this and be able to share this with her later. Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it!! Thanks for sharing your story with us! πŸ™‚

  91. 5.3.17
    Laci said:

    Wow this is exciting news!! I pray this little girl has the chubbiest cheeks and oh man that Bowen is going to explode!!! What an amazing thing to watch, can't wait to follow along!! Keep us posted!! Much love and prayers from Tennessee!!

  92. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    I follow your blog from Kansas City;) Love your network of blog friends! It touches my heart that so many of you adopt these beautiful children! I am so happy for your family! My heart jumped off the computer screen for you! Safe travels and much love for your family!


  93. 5.3.17
    Rebecca W said:

    That's so awesome!!! What a lucky little girl to join your sweet family. Safe travels!!!

  94. 5.3.17
    MJ said:

    I may not know you personally but I am BURSTING with joy for your family! I have followed Shay on her journey to adopt her two littles over on her blog and I could not be more excited to watch your journey! Literally teared up reading the news. God is so good!!! πŸ™‚

  95. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Erika I am so excited for you and your family! Going to 4 kiddos must be such an exciting feeling πŸ™‚ I can't wait to hear all about it. Safe travels!

  96. 5.3.17
    Emily said:

    Supporting you big from New York! My heart is so warmed by your news. I read shay's post and I didn't even finish when I read about your announcement. Have a safe journey!

  97. 5.3.17
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Erika, this is the most amazing news!!!! Congratulations, girl! What a lucky little girl she is going to be to have you.

  98. 5.3.17
    Valerie Cox said:

    So excited for you and your family! Can't wait to hear her name and see her sweet little face! Ebby Lee is going to love having a little sister!

  99. 5.3.17
    Tracy said:

    How exciting! Congrats!

  100. 5.3.17
    Good Better Best Food said:

    Amazing news. What a blessing.


  101. 5.3.17
    Alex said:

    Oh my goodness what amazing news! I wish more people could see the miracle of adoption first hand and realize it's not as scary as it seems in theory. Love that your friend group is learning this and loving God's children! My favorite part of this is that children who might never have a chance to know The Lord now do through your adoption, Shay's adoptions, and the friends Shay has mentioned who had adopted before them. Glad there's going to be One Less.

  102. 5.3.17
    Jaren said:

    Congratulations!! Prayers for safe travels. So EXCITED for you guys!!

  103. 5.3.17
    Sarah said:

    Congrats! That is so exciting! Can't wait to read more about the adoption and your new family member.

  104. 5.3.17
    Carrie Atkinson said:

    Wow! What fantastic news! I can't wait to read about this new addition to your family. God is certainly evident and His love is being demonstrated through your circle of friends!

  105. 5.3.17
    KVC said:

    What GREAT news!! I look forward to following your journey on Instagram.

  106. 5.3.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR – I cannot stop the chills on my arms right now!!!!! I cannot be more excited for you. Your little friend group is just making ADOPTION KNOWN for the world and changing so many hearts. We are patiently praying if it might be a fit for our family. I cannot tell you how happy and excited I am for you…..I will be praying!!!!!!

  107. 5.3.17
    Unknown said:

    Oh my goodness this is the best news I've read today.❀❀❀❀ So happy for your family. I cant wait to see her picture and read all about her. You're such an inspiration! God bless you.

  108. 5.3.17
    Kathryn said:

    HI Erika! Congratulations! Amazing news! I am so happy for you and your family! I have a daughter from China ~ she has been home now for almost 8 years! She is such a blessing to our family. I will be praying for you and your precious girl! Can't wait to follow you on your journey and see your baby girl in your arms. God bless.

  109. 5.4.17
    AbigailCarter said:

    Congrats, Erika! Adoption is amazing! Many will say how lucky this little girl is- but really it is the other way around! She will be such a blessing! Praying for you!

  110. 5.4.17
    Rachel Zimm said:

    This is the best news, Slaughters!!
    Praying for your travels and all of the good changes to come with your 4th baby! xo.

  111. 5.5.17
    Karlene said:

    So excited for you all! Praying that the travels go well and as you welcome your sweet girl that the transition goes smooth. Blessings to you all!

  112. 5.5.17
    Unknown said:

    Congrats to you all!!! Prayers for a safe trip!

  113. 5.5.17
    Megan said:

    Yay!!!!! So excited for your family!! Sending prayers your way!!!!!!

  114. 5.5.17
    Angelina at Petite Haus said:

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  115. 5.6.17
    Life in Bucklesberry said:

    So excited for you & your family!!! Sending prayers!!!

  116. 5.6.17
    Karen At Home Blog said:

    So happy for you and your family!!! Safe travels, can't wait to see her, what a blessing.

  117. 5.8.17
    Bethany said:

    Soooo exciting!!!! Prayers!

  118. 5.10.17
    Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said:

    Prayers for you and your family, Erika! Thank you for answering the call to care for widows and orphans!

  119. 5.11.17
    Terra Heck said:

    That's awesome! The new child will be a blessing to your family. I pray for you and your family as you go through the adoption journey.

  120. 5.12.17
    Chelsea said:

    How exciting!! Can't wait to see sweet pics.. Safe travels

  121. 6.5.17
    Love Being A Nonny said:

    I love Bowen's bio on your page! "He is the perfect final addition to our family of five!"
    BUT GOD…………………