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Monday, November 7, 2011

So Now We Wait

There is so much I could go back and write about, but if I keep doing that, it will be like my scrapbooking, always behind.  So I am going to go ahead and write about where we are today.  We are waiting.  We have been told by our agency, All God's Children, that it could be as early as February or as late as April.  We will be traveling for 2 weeks.  The first week we will be in Lily's province in Tianjin.  The second week we will be in Guangzhou.  Here is a general itinerary:

Day one: Saturday
     -leave United States
Day 2: Sunday
     -arrive in Tianjin, check into hotel, rest
Day3: Monday
     -"gotcha Day!" (We get to meet Lily for the first time and give her hugs!)
     -register at your child's Provincial Civil Affairs Department
Day 4: Tuesday
    -Placement of your child at Civil Affairs Office
    -Notary Review
    -Request Lily's Chinese passport
Day 5: Wednesday
    -Rest and spend time with Lily
    -If approved at the Civil Affairs Department, visit Lily's orphanage
Day 6: Thursday
    -pick up the notary book
Day 7: Friday
    -Pick up Lily's passport
    -Leave Tianjin
    -take flight to Guangzhou
    -check into hotel
Day 8: Saturday
    -physical examination and vaccinations at the U.S. Embassy clinic
Day 9/10: Sunday/Monday
    -Rest and spend time with child
Day 11/12: Tuesday/Wednesday
    -U.S. Embassy appointment
Day 12/13: Thursday/Friday
    -Oath ceremony at the U.S. Consulate
Day 14: Saturday
    -travel guide will pick up immigrant visa
Day 14/15: Saturday/Sunday
    -Leave Guangzhou and travel back home with Lily

After we accepted the referral, we did receive some updated photos of Lily...She is in foster care and looks to be very healthy:o)

Lily in the foster village

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to meet her. :) I hope all goes well when the time comes, and I know God is pleased with you and your family for taking this leap of faith. Blessings,