In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Four weeks to go and counting...

A few more things have been achieved this week.

We now have our Chinese visas in our passports. Accommodation in Nanchang and Shanghai, as well as most of the official bits and pieces to be done in China, were booked and paid for. This was a long and painful process - it is all booked though the Chinese adoption agency's travel service, so every question had to be emailed to DoCS, who then emailed China, wait for China to reply to DoCS, and then DoCS reply to us. So this has taken about two weeks to finalise.

Travel vaccinations have now been completed.

Lots of stressing this week - just because.

We now need to wait for our most important piece of paper from China, our Notice to Travel (NTT) - this is the official letter from China advising us to come to China to collect Izzy. Without this piece of paper, they won't hand Izzy over. We expect it to arrive next week.

Next job ... sorting out suitcases!

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