Thursday, April 12, 2007

Travel plan

4/22 Leave the U.S. for Beijing.

4/23 Arrive in Beijing. Novotel Peace Hotel.

4/24 Beijing tour

4/25 Leave Beijing for Nanning Wharton International Hotel.
GOTCHA DAY!!!!!!!!! Cate will be brought to us in the afternoon

4/26 Complete your Adoption Registration, Adoption Notarization and apply for your child’s passport in the morning.

4/27 An optional shopping trip to a local department store in the morning.

4/28-29 Optional half-day city tours are available. Waiting for your child’s adoption paperwork to be completed.

4/30 Receive your child’s registration certificate, notarized adoption documents and passport today.

5/1 Leave Nanning for Guangzhou White Swan Hotel

5/2 Have your child’s visa physical and visa photo taken today.

5/3-5/5 Free time. Rest, shop, tour.

5/6 Meet with Grace to prepare paperwork for the Consulate appointment:

5/7 Today is your Consulate appointment.

5/8 Go to the U.S. Consulate to take the oath in the afternoon. Receive your child’s visa packet at the conclusion of the oath ceremony.

5/9 Leave Guangzhou for Beijing


Catherine said...

I feel even MORE excited reading the day-to-day travel plan! One week from tomorrow, you'll be on your way! If only Cate knew how much her life was about to change, and in such a wonderful way. She is about to meet her "forever family," as you say! This godmother, for one, can't wait!!!!!!!

Donna said...

Happy Travels! I can't wait to see you all together!

Mom to Madeline of Qinzhou
Mom to Gwendolyn of Shenzhen
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I'm so happy for you. I know Cate is going to love her new family just like I have come to love you all. Grace, I am going to miss you while you're gone, but I know how excited you are to finally welcome Cate into your family. You're gonna be a great Big Sister!!! Feel free to send me a message anytime!!!!
Love ya!!!!
--Jessica (Grace's Teacher)

2China4Ayla said...

I am so excited for you all. I really hope to be following right behind you but it all depends on when our TA shows up. So glad you will have your beautiful girl in just a few short days!

Marla said...

Hi Anne,Dianne, Grace and Cate.
Your Dad (Guy and Poppy) and I are constantly checking the website to see if you have arrived in China and your trip is going well. We like everyone in the states are very anxious to hear from you. In two days you will be united with Cate. It will finally happen. We are so excited for all of you and wish we were there to share this special, fantastic moment. We love you all. Take care, God be with you and please write soon before your Dad loses it. We love you--Poppy and Marla

Margaret said...

We are so excited for you. We have been praying for all of you at each meal this week and will continue to do so. We have your picture on our kitchen table. The girls keep talking about you. May God bless you as you add to your family.
the Gillikins

Marla said...

Today is the 25th of April here inthe states. Where you are, Miss Cate, on the 25th you were united with your Mom, Grandmom and sister. We are praying that all went well. We are so happy for everyone. Poppy and Marla

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne,

By now your new little family should be altogether. I have been thinking of you all throughout the day.

Don't forget to contact GHC so that they can give you the CD with all of Cate's sponsorship reports on it. They contacted me today to let me know that it is prepared and waiting for you as soon as you ring/email them with your details - email Susan Huang - the GHC Qinzhou coordinator at or phone them at 13077710097 or 771-5602923

Lyn Smith
Fellow Qinzhou Mum
GHC volunteer