Tuesday, June 26, 2012

China Itinerary

Several people have asked what our itinerary is in China so I thought I would share it here. I still cannot believe that the time has almost come. We have waited almost a year for this day and we are so very close. I almost feel like we are begining a new journey. I know the next few weeks will be filled with many different emotions. Please pray for us as we journey half way around the world to meet our daughter.
June 27, 2012- late morning flight to Beijing. (home to Chicago to Beijing)
June 28, 2012 - Arrive in Beijing.  Your guide will be there to meet you with your name. Hotel check in.
June 29, 2012visit NEW DAY FOSTER HOME in Beijing
June 30-July 1, 2012-Sightseeing in Beijing, which may include Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall.

July 1, 2012- Flight to Hangzhou Province
July 2-6, 2012 - Processing paperwork in Hangzhou. Your guide will arrange your daily itinerary while in this city. 
July 3- take a van or train to Wenzhou, Aliyah's birth city, to process passport paperwork. Will be staying overnight.
July 4- Evening van or train ride back to Hangzhou
July 6, 2012 - Flight to Guangzhou. Your guide will take you to the airport to fly to Guangzhou in the evening.  
July 7, 2012 –Medical exam.
July 8, 2012 –Half day Guangzhou tour.
July 9, 2012 Your appointment with the U.S. Embassy in Guangzhou is today at 8:30 am. You do not have to appear at this appointment. Our guide will carry in all your papers at the time of the appointment.
July 10, 2012 - You will visit the U.S. Embassy today for your ceremony and receipt of your child's visa to enter the United States. It is a brief ceremony. You will likely be able to take pictures outside the building.
10:20 pm flight to Hong Kong. Stay the night in Hong Kong
July 11, 2012- Fly home. Depart Hong Kong 10:15 am.(Hong Kong time). Will be flying Hong Kong to Tokyo to Chicago to home and Arrive home at 6:47 pm

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