Thursday, June 23, 2011

Travel Itenerary

These are our dates!! For the most part, this is accurate, but we may have a few changes here and there.  The one date set in stone at this point is our US Consulate appointment on the 26th. That's THE date the entire trip is based on.

We will be leaving for China July 4!!
July 4: Travel 20 hours! DFW to Chicago, then to Beijing, China.
July 5-9: Sightsee, sleep, adjust to China time and prepare for the boys! 
July 10: Travel to Zhengzhou, the capital of Tian's province.  Our last day as a family of 5!
July 11: Gotcha Day for Tian!
July 12: Adoption Day for Tian!! Exactly one year since we "found" him! Paperwork filled out. One-year marker of first seeing Tian via email.
July 13-14: Wait for paperwork, medical checkups, touring. Tian's bday! Get all official docs back in our hands.
July 15: Fly to Fuzhou, the capital of Travis' province.
July 16-17: Weekend in Fujian
July 18: Gotcha day for Travis!
July 19: Adoption day for Travis!! Paperwork filled out.
July 20-21: Wait for paperwork, medical checkups, touring.
July 22: Fly to Guangzhou, city of the US Consulate.
July 23: Rest, shopping and tour.
July 25: Visa physical exam and visa photo for the boys. Visa paperwork delivered to US Consulate Adoption unit.
July 26: To US Consulate to take the oath! 
July 27: Receive the boys' visas.
July 28: Fly to Shanghai, then to USA!
July 29: Arrive home to DFW!

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You must all be dancing on the ceiling with joy! Can't wait for all the pictures and stories from China. Will be praying for you all!

    Roxanne Weiss

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  2. Tears already.
    Love you.
    Mom

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  3. Super duper exciting news!! Can't wait to hear the news & see the pictures of all that is to come! Praying for your whole family!

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  4. Very exciting! Our son is from Fujian and absolutely LOVED Fuzhou! It is very hot (think hotter and more humid than Houston), but it was such a beautiful part of the country. Can't wait to follow along.

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  5. Yea!!! So very glad that you finally have a date to meet these boys that you already love so much. I can't wait to follow your journey!!

    Lisa J.

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  6. Thanks, peeps! We can't wait! That's quite the itinerary, huh?!

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  7. Wow! That is quite an itinerary! And I thought my 2 wks in Vietnam was long when I adopted my last child. So excited that the time has finally arrived. It sounds like your expectations are very realistic. These boys are so blessed to have you all as their forever family. Bon Voyage!

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