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!
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That sounds truly fantastic. I’m very glad for you and your family.
Safe journey all around!
I tried to call you last night right after we found out to share the news, but no one answered at your place.
We are playing around with outlets to keep the power from cutting out during the summer. Every so often someone unplugs the answering machine!
Sorry to have missed you.
I am SO happy for you all… have a good time:)
How exciting! Does your daughter know any English?
You have all my best wishes and prayers! My daughter is adopted, too. It’s amazing how your heart can just explode with love when you take someone into your life like that.
Safe trip and much success!
I’m so excited for you!
Fabulous! Will be sending good thoughts and wishes the whole way. Hugs, Jean Marie
How was Dragon Con???
Wonderfully insane, as always. I’ll post a full report with pics by the end of the month, but I did jot down a few highlights when I returned Tuesday night. Hugs and smiles, Jean Marie
Yay! Have a great trip!
Wow! Congratulations. You must be super-excited.
I assume this means you both will miss Capclave this year (Oct 16 – 18), right?
It does, alas. (In fact, I just sent a note to Colleen asking whom I should notify. I guess that might be you?)
I’m rather bummed about it. There were dozens of people I was looking forward to seeing, including your cousin, whom I met on the plane back from Montreal, who was very nice…and they had told us we would not be traveling in Oct, so I thought Capclave was safe.
But, if I have to miss it, this is a good reason!
Yes, I’m doing Capclave programming again. I’m sorry you won’t be a Capclave but agree, this is a good reason. If anyone asks, I’ll just say you stepped out for Chinese take-out. ;)
I’ll pass your regards to Rona.
>If anyone asks, I’ll just say you stepped out for Chinese take-out.
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