We have all the money we need! Well, we don't actually have it yet but I know it's coming :) God is so good! His hand has truly been opening doors...and it's just like God to do it at the 11th hour! Just a little over a month ago we had nothing and now...well, God has provided everything we need. And Brad is now back to work.
I'm trying to fly with carry-on only on the way there. Once I get Arielle, we will most definitely go shopping for some clothing. I'm assuming she will come with only the clothes on her back and some personal belongings. So a trip to Walmart will be necessary! So I plan to buy a new suitcase at that time...but who knows, maybe I can get away with carryon only in China too. We will see....Here is the itinerary...Our time in Beijing only cost $150 more!
Mar 14: Leave Newark - non-stop flight to Beijing.
Mar.15: Family arrive in Beijing, Take the Train to Tianjin - transfer to hotel
Mar.16: Go to Tianjin Orphanage to meet your child and sign the agreement. After that you may look around the orphanage.
Mar.17: Go to the Civil Affairs for the adoption registration, notarization and apply the child’s passport.
Mar.18: Visit the Ancient Culture Street and go to the local department store to buy some daily necessities for the child. Take high-speed train from Tianjin to Beijing, transfer to Hotel.
Mar.19: Visit the Great Wall with lunch (cable car is not included). Acrobatic show in the evening.
Mar.20: Attend Bei*ing International Christian Fellowship, after that transfer to train station and take high-speed train back to Tianjin.
Mar.21: Pick up the adoption certificate.
Mar.22: Free on own arrangements.
Mar.23: Visit the Tianjin Museum of Natural History
Mar.24: Pick up the child’s passport, then transfer to the airport, Tianjin to Guangzhou. Transfer to Hotel.
Mar.25: Rest on the day.
Mar.26: Take visa photo for the child and then go for TB test and medical exam for the child.
Mar.27: Visit the Safari Park
Mar.28: Pick up TB test result.
Mar.29: 08:30am visa appointment at the Consulate and oath-taking ceremony there.
Mar.30: Visit the Six Banyan Temple.
Mar.31: Pick up the visa in the afternoon.
Apr.01: Leave Guangzhou for Beijing, transfer to airport. From Beijing, NON-STOP FLIGHT HOME!