We just got word last night. We’re heading for China October 7th.
There’s our schedule, roughly:
Day 1 – depart the US (usually from Chicago)
Day 2 – arrive in Beijing in the afternoon
Day 3 – sightsee in Beijing (day allowed for adjusting to time change and culture shock!)
Day 4 – travel to provincial capital city and meet child (Child remains with family from that point on.)
Day 5 – register adoption and apply for child’s passport
Day 6 – 10 – sightseeing, bonding with child (waiting for child’s passport to be ready)
Day 11 – travel to Guangzhou, city where US consulate is located. (Child has medical examination in preparation for visa appointment.)
Day 12 – visa appointment at US consulate
Day 13 – visa is available at end of business day
Day 14 – travel home (via Hong Kong)
The last day will be October 23rd, the day after John’s birthday!