Love From Afar

A family's love for a child begins long before his or her first breath is taken. Our love for Paige began in September of 2004 when we signed the adoption application with Children's Hope International.

Long before Paige was born, her waiting family (Kevin, Carla, Chelsea and Haley) began to pray and prepare for her journey home. Many months, even years, have passed since the application was approved. Birth and marriage certificates were ordered. Passports renewed, seminars attended, documents notarized, certified and authenticated, all as a part of the journey to bring our baby Paige home.

As we mailed our completed dossier to CHI and then on to China in September of 2005, we began to wonder where our little Paige could be. Is she still developing in the womb of her birth mother? Is she being cared for in an orphanage? Is her little ears hearing sounds that will always remind her of her culture? How long will it take to bring her home? All of those questions, could only be answered over time.

Join us in the journey.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Travel Itinerary

Our travel plans have been finalized and we are frantically trying to get everything together and packed. Our Itinerary is as follows:

  • May 8: Depart SFO
  • May 9: Arrive in Beijing
  • May 10: Tour of Summer Palace and dinner with friends from Beijing
  • May 11: Tour of Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour and Chinese Acrobat Show
  • May 12: TianAnMen Square, Forbidden City, and the Great Wall
  • May 13: Flight to Wuhan
  • May 14: Meet Paige and start the journey as a new family
  • May 15: Do all the legal signing of papers
  • May 16: Tour to Yellow Crane Tower
  • May 17: Tour of Hubei Provincial Museum
  • May 18: Prepare Papers for American Consulate
  • May 19: Fly to Guangzhou
  • May 20: Free Day
  • May 21: Medical examination for Paige
  • May 23: Go to American Consulate to take oath and get Paige's immigration visa
  • May 24: Return home!

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