In two weeks we will be on our way to China. I posted some dates in the last post and since we got the word we have been busy sending off for our Visa's, buying airline tickets and getting all our final supplies together for the trip. We have also been exchanging lots of messages with our travel group, as well as other folks who have been to China before, who are providing us with great information about what to bring and what to expect. We should be getting a more detailed itinerary in a couple of days from Uncle Zhou (our China Coordinator and guide) with our schedule, hotel information, etc. We are on top of the world right now, just crazy - out of our minds - with excitement!
I spoke with Chris at our agency today and they said we will meet the babies on Monday, June 16th at 11:00 am. They were trying for June 15th, but since there are 6 different orphanages involved, it was impossible to coordinate everyone for Sunday. It will still be Father's Day here however - 11:00 pm, but Father's Day nonetheless!! Chris also told me that we will have plenty of time when we meet the babies to ask questions about them, their schedules and their likes and dislikes. Not only that, but if questions or issues come up once we leave, we will still be in the province for several days, so we can have our guide contact the orphanage/foster mom. This is a great relief to me, as I want to know as much as I can to make the transition as easy as possible for LilyKate and Eleanor. I can't believe we will be with them in a little over two weeks...we still look at each other in disbelief and amazement all the time. We can't wait!