So we will soon be found here:
I cant believe we are going to be in China and on Monday we will get our son! It seems so surreal right now! We are all packed (that took quite awhile but we had some expert help! :) We are doing last minute things today and left a million notes, called all the schools, doctors etc... I believe we are prepared (as prepared as we can be!)... Our kids are beyond excited! We are beyond excited!!!! Thank you Lord for paving the way. We KNOW many of you have been praying for us for this journey and we truly want to let you know we FEEL the prayer and we are truly blessed! Please pray for my children here (all 3 of them) and for my in-laws who will be taking care of Tommy and Paige for the next 17 days! We are grateful for all of the love and support we have received and we promise to try and blog, add pictures as often as we can. I believe I should be able to blog from China with the software I loaded! We send love to all of you and ask for continued prayers please! OK... HERE WE GOOOOO!!!!! China here we come! LUKE .. WE ARE SO CLOSE WE CANT WAIT TO SHOW YOU OUR LOVE!! PRAY FOR PEACE FOR OUR SON AS HE HAS A LOT TO DEAL WITH AND A LOT OF ADJUSTMENT AND CHANGES!!!!!
our plan while we are there!
Following is the schedule for Family:
Jan.16: Arrive in Jinan on flight___ guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to Crown Plaza Hotel Jinan.
Jan.17: Go to the orphanage to meet the child and sign the adoption agreement. (LUKE is officially our son on this day!)
Jan.18: Go to the Civil Affairs for adoption registration, notarization and child’s
Jan.19: Guide will go with the family to the local department store to buy some daily necessities for the child.
Jan.20: Visit Baotu Spouting Spring.
Jan.21: Pick up passport.
to Jinan on Flight____, transfer to Victory Hotel. Guangzhou
Jan.22: Take visa photo for the child first, then do medical and TB test for the child.
Jan.23: Visit the Safari park.
Jan.24: Pick up TB test result.
Jan.25: Visit the
. Six Banyan Temple
Jan.26: visa appointment at the Consulate, Oath-taking ceremony.
Jan.27: Rest on this day.
Jan.28: Pick up the visa in the afternoon.
Jan.29: Leave Guangzhou for Beijing on flight __, transfer to airport. Family will stay overnight in Beijing,
Jan.30: Family leave Beijing for home(When we land in Chicago Luke is Officially an American Citizen!!!
This is the last few days he will have to hold a picture of his mommy and daddy, from now on he can HOLD his mommy and daddy!!!!!!