Good Wishes

"Unfortunatly adoption is not an inexpensive venture. Our total adoption expenses will cost in excess of $30,000. We are hoping to raise $5,000 a fee that will go directly to the orphanage taking care of our son. And $5,000 to cover some of the travel expenses. We invite friends and family to be a part of our child's adoption story, by giving a good wish! "

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Fundraising Goal

Our Goal: $10000

Current Amount: $5540

Personal Info

Home State: MD

Adoption Country: China

Adoption Agency: Bethany Christian Services

Our Story

7/3/11 Still waiting for our invitation to travel (TA). We have missed the July travel group, they will be leaving around July 7-8 without us.
The good news is that several others, with our same timeline, have just received their TAs, so we wouldn't be surprised if we get it after the long weekend. I don't see any reason why we won't be in the August travel group and we will find out our travel dates just a few dates after TA. It will be good to have a few weeks to plan and time to shop around for plane tickets.
Once we have TA our agency schedules our consulate appointment. We will travel about 10 days before that appointment date. We'll have two days to recover from our jet lag, then we'll meet Sam and he will stay with us for the remainder of the trip, he won't officially be ours until several days later. Medical exam, passport pictures for Sam, oath ceremony, probably lots of papers to sign, consulate appointment, pick up Sam's visa.. lots to do and then we fly home!

A Good Wish from

D Shipley

"Best wishes! Adopting from China is the BEST!!"
- Given November 28, 2010
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