Wow! 4 days until we get on the plane!!!
It is still unbelievable. After 20 mths. We finally get to go get Michal!
We know our Gottcha Day will be January 19th. That is the day they will finally put Michal in our arms!
Our Consulate appointment will be January 29th. That is the day she gets her passport and visa so we can finally bring her to America!!!
Big days ahead!!!
We will start our journey in Korea:
Since our plane was going to land in Korea anyway, we don't need a Visa to stay less than 90 days, and we have friends we can stay with in Korea, we decided tospend a few days with Tim & Xay, some of our Sycamore Church family!
They were staying at our house the day we started this adoption journey. They moved to Korea a short time after that.
They have been waiting patiently for us to come to their side of the world!
Packing is well in hand! We are just picking up a few odds and ends now.
Matthew packed most of his clothes today. I pulled out a lot of mine the other day, but I will try on outfits and make sure I have all I need tomorrow.
We packed a good many snacks, clothes, and toddler gear for Michal.
Matthew has us researching China every night via You Tube!! We have been doing that for months.
We have developed a whole new group of friends via Facebook that have traveled to China before us to adopt children. We also had dinner last night with a family that returned from adopting their daughter from China two months ago. They answered even more questions for us.
We have been told for month by our friend who is a Shriner that we would be able to get Michal's surgery through the Shriner's Hospital in Cinncinati for free. We were not sure if that would really work. However, I spoke to the Shriners today and they assured me that Michal's surgery, as well as our travel cost and hotel stay will indeed be free every time Michal needs surgery. They assured me, we will never see a bill.
We will start making official plans for her surgery on Monday. It is exciting to know we can move forward with lining up the surgery she need without concern about what our insurance will and won't pay for!! It is also wonderful to know be won't paying for costly surgeries for years to come! What huge blessings!