Our China adoption trip will be posted on the regular blog, but I thought for those who want a "short cut" as time goes on and for easy access, it will go here too. I also added other important milestones. If you want to know more about our family first, see our family page.
Ashton was born in Sanmenxia, Henan, PR China on 10/23/11.
We got her referral on 12/20/13. She was 13 months old.
Gotcha Day was 4/8/13. She was 17 months old.
Sunday, 10/23/11 - Ashton is born
Thursday, 12/20/12 - Referral Day
Monday, 12/31/12 - LOA
Wednesday, 4/3/13 - Leave for Beijing
Thursday, 4/4/13 - Arrive in Beijing
Check in Central Plaza Hotel
Friday, 4/5/13 - Tour Beijing:
- Hutong Tour
- Tienanmen Square
- Forbidden City
Saturday, 4/6/13 - Tour Beijing
- Great Wall
Sunday, 4/7/13 - Depart Beijing for Zhengzhou, Henan
Check in Crowne Plaza Hotel
Monday, 4/8/13 - GOTCHA DAY!!!
(Yang Na will deliver her to us)
- Sign guardianship agreement
- Take registration certificate photos
- Prepare registration paperwork
Tuesday, 4/9/13 - Adoption Registration
Wednesday, 4/10/13 - Visit Sanmenxia (by train):
Apply for passport at Public Security Office
Thursday, 4/11/13 - Receive Notary Documents
Friday, 4/12/13 - Receive passport
Saturday, 4/13/13 - Zhengzhou Museum
Sunday, 4/14/13 - Leave Zhengzhou for Guangzhou
Check in to China Hotel
Prepare for Consulate Appointment
Monday, 4/15/13 - Child's Physical
Tuesday, 4/16/13 - Buddhist Blessing
Wednesday, 4/17/13 - Consulate Appointment
Thursday, 4/18/13 - Receive Visa Packet
Friday, 4/19/13 - Leave Guangzhou for Hong Kong
Check into Disney Hollywood
Tour Hong Kong Disney
Saturday, 4/20/13 - Leave for Indianapolis