Thursday, July 29, 2010

One Month from Today!!! (Tentative)

On Tuesday we received our tentative itinerary from BAAS.
It is tentative on our TA arriving at the 3 week mark
which would be August 12.
We are planning to fly to Hong Kong for a couple of days
(taking EK to Hong Kong Disney)
so that would make us leaving on August 24.

So that means...
One month from today we meet ShayleeJoy
and she becomes our Forever Daughter!!!
My heart is leaping out of my chest!!!

Tentative Itinerary...

Saturday 8-28-10: Arriving in Fuzhou

Meet guide from China Women Travel Service at Fuzhou airport, Check in Lakeside Hotel

Sunday 8-29-10: Meet with your child

Monday 8-30-10: Proceed with adoption registration, Take picture with your child

Tuesday 8-31-10: Waiting for your child’s paperwork, sightseeing

Wednesday 9-1-10: Waiting for your child’s paperwork, sightseeing

Thursday 9-2-10: Waiting for your child’s paperwork, sightseeing

Friday 9-3-10: Fly to Guangzhou, Meet guide from CWTS at Guangzhou airport

Saturday 9-4-10: Medical exam

Sunday 9-5-10: Sightseeing

Monday 9-6-10: Read TB test result, Receive sealed envelope of the exam

Tuesday 9-7-10: Visa application at the American consulate in the morning

Wednesday 9-8-10: Swearing ceremony at the consulate

Friday 9-9-10: In the afternoon, pick up your child's visa

You can leave Guangzhou to Hong Kong via train after 6:15 p.m. or you can leave Guangzhou anytime the next day.

Home on the 10th or 11th. :)


  1. The time is drawing near. I bet you are shaking wtih excitement!

  2. I KNOW you can't wait!!!!! So very exciting!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  3. Oh wow!!! I get goosebumps just thinking about it!!! It's just SO close!!! And believe me, you're scheduled to arrive in China one week after Andrew leaves, so I know exactly how soon it is! :) I am SO happy for you, my friend! Can't wait to see ShayleeJoy in your arms!!!!

  4. Dancing for you!!!! SO excited!! can't wait to follow along ;)

  5. I just found your blog...such a beautiful journey. Our sweet girl is from Fujian Province. My family stayed at the Lakeside hotel and my son, as I type this, told me to tell you he loved it there. (I did not travel) He is adventurous.
    :-) I will be following along.

  6. YAHOO!! That is so so so exciting!

  7. So excited! I hope this is not tentative. Praying for an early or on time TA and quick CA!

  8. Oh my goodness!!!!! I am so excited to follow your amazing journey!!! I can't tell you how happy I am for all of you. You are an amazing family!!!! Hugs and Kisses to everyone.

  9. Yay you!! Can't wait to follow along! We are planning on doing HK Disney as well so it'll be great to hear your recommendations!

  10. Woot!!! I'm so excited for you! Another amazing journey to China ahead. Congratulations1

  11. How exciting!! What a blessing for ALL of you!

  12. I am doing the Snoopy dance for you!!! Yeahhh!!

  13. Beyond excited for you! However, I am jealous because you get to go to Hong Kong Disney - I'm a Disney fanatic :) Brit turns 16 the day you leave - we'll celebrate her and you going to get Shalee Joy!!! I just can't wait to see your blogs with all 4 of you in China.