Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Consulate Appointment - Sept. 10

Just received the news that we have our US consulate appointment locked in for September 10. Our whole trip hinges on this date, so knowing this date is set means that we can indeed fly out on August 30! September 10 will be the date her paperwork is filed at the US Consulate in Guangzhou, but the actual oath-taking ceremony at the US Consulate will be on Sept. 11.

We have our US to China air travel plans and are just waiting on our inter-country flights and hotels. Here is our tentative schedule:

Aug. 30 -- Depart US
Aug. 31 -- Arrive Beijing
Sept. 1 -- Beijing Tour of Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Sept. 2 -- Fly to Nanjing
Sept. 2/3/4 -- Meet Yan!!! (waiting on exact date confirmation)
Sept. 3 to 6 -- Paperwork in Nanjing, Visit orphanage, Tour City & Shop
Sept. 7 -- Fly from Nanjing to Guangzhou
Sept. 8/9 -- Yan's doctor's appointment, Visa photos
Sept. 10 -- US Consulate appointment to apply for Yan's US Entry Visa
Sept. 11 -- US Consulate Oath, pick-up Yan's US Visa
Sept. 12 -- Fly home as a Family of 3!


Krueger Family said...

Hi! I've been following your blog and I'm totally captivated! Congrats on Yan! We are waiting to travel for our 3rd adoption soon and my husband and I have often thought of adopting an older child. You've inspired us to stop thinking about this and actually put things into motion as soon as our 3 little ones get a little older. Safe travels to China!! I don't even know you and I'm thrilled for you!!

amy said...

oh how wonderful..YOu guys are such an awesome couple!

Kathryn said...

This is fantastic that in less than a week and a half you will be on your way to meet Yan. Will you be giving her an American name or will you let her decide which she prefers?

Chairman Mom said...

Well just LOOK at your happy faces! :-) I'm following your blog, too, and am so excited for you to meet Yan. Congratulations and please post as often as possible while in China! We'll be reading!

Fondly, Stacey

Jonathan and Michelle said...

Yea, you are on your way soon!! I'm so excited for all three of you!


You are getting so close now!!! I bet Yan is getting very excited as well. Make sure you pack some comfortable shoes. I wasn't in shape and found The Great Wall exhausting! An eighty year old Chinese lady passed me and she wasn't even short of breath. Oh well... I know you will be in China, but also over the Moon!

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Have a safe trip!


tochina_05 said...

Just dropped by to see if there was any news - WOW - TA and CA!!!
Congratulations - we can not wait to follow your trip to Yan!

Wishing you safe travels - The Murphy's - CT

Emma's Journal said...

That is wonderful news. My husband and I are so happy for you both, and we will follow with you during your journey. We can't wait to see the 3 of you together as a family. You guys are wonderful.

Sophia's Mama said...

Congratulations we are all so excited to follow your journey. Your daughter is beautiful. We could not be happier for you.


Sylvia said...

I too have been following your blog, and am so excited for you. I look forward to following you on your wonderful journey to your daughter Yan. Congratulations!

tammy51262 said...


I have been watching your blog and have enjoyed it so much I can't wait to see your Yan with you. We arrived home with our 10 mo old baby on May 25 2007 and I can't say enough about the joy she has brought us...I often think about adopting an older child...Just think you won't have to worry about diapers late night feedings and you and Yan can do what all mothers and daughters like to do...SHOP!!!!...YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN....many prayers for safe travel!!! Tammy and Meisha