Monday, February 14, 2011

Here's the plan....

Wednesday, 2/16 - leave at some unheard hour for the airport

Thursday, 2/17 - arrive Beijing at 2:30 pm (that would be 1:30 am EST)

Friday , 2/18 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Tour

Saturday, 2/19 - Great Wall and the Ming Tombs

Sunday, 2/20 - fly to Zhengzhou, Henan Province

Monday, 2/21 - GOTCHA DAY!!!! We will meet Grace on Monday afternoon. We will sign guardianship paperwork, have Grace's passport photo taken and prepare a lot more paperwork

Tuesday, 2/22 - free day in Zhengzhou

Wednesday, 2/23 - travel to Jiaozuo (that is the city where Grace currently lives) and sign Adoption Registration papers - Grace will official be our daughter!

Thursday, 2/24 - prepare more papers

Friday, 2/25 - receive Grace's passport... fly to Guangzhou

Saturday, 2/26 - adoption physical and visa photos

Sunday, 2/27- prepare consulate appointment paperwork

Monday, 2/28 - US Consulate appointment - take the oath

Tuesday, 3/1 - free day in Guangzhou (wait as Consulate prepares Grace's visa)

Wednesday, 3/2 - receive Grace's visa

Thursday - FLY HOME!!!!

HOPEFULLY... I will blogging all along the way. So, check in frequently... and leave us words of encouragement! Because, there is no doubt, we will need it!


  1. I got chills reading your itinerary! You're SOOO close! We will be praying...and checking in on your blog constantly - even from vacation in Florida! 8)

  2. So excited for you! Can't wait to follow your journey...We will be in China on the 24th. Can't wait to get the rest of our travel plans!

  3. YEAH!!! So excited... sounds just like our itinerary almost 2 years ago!! It's such a fantastic time and you come home with your daughter!!! I can't wait.... I will be stalking your blog!!!!!

  4. It's so close! WOW!
    Praying for smooth travels, easy paperwork, and remember.... don't drink the water.... ask those who've traveled before..... (no matter what you've read in a book, or searched on line.....)