We FINALLY get to see our boys again!! At that point it will have been FIFTEEN weeks since we met. I doubt they will remember us at all, and that's the hard part. We did so much work getting them to warm up and get comfortable with us... now it all starts from scratch. The big difference this time is that it's for forever. We won't be coming home again without them.
I'm looking forward to being able to spend time with them again, getting to know them and starting the attachment process. Who am I kidding? Attachment? More like survival in the beginning! We are hoping to be able to see them at least four times during the two week wait. We have to pay for a driver and translator each time, and the cost adds up very quickly! We're hoping to have the last two visits come the two days prior to our pick up day.
Ooooh! I never laid out the proposed time line for you. (this is as close as I have it) We get there Sunday the 23rd and check into our super cool, deluxe Peace Travel apartment (which I just found out will NOT have hot water for the first three days we're there?) **Updated - We will have hot water to shower, just none in the kitchen **
I'm pretty sure we'll have our medical exams on Monday and be able to see the boys on Tuesday. Quiet day Wednesday, then court on Thursday the 27th. The court decree should be ready for pickup on the 8th or 9th, which means we'll actually pick the boys up forever on the 9th or 10th of June! Depending on how efficiently we can get our paperwork done, our flight home should be Thursday, June 17th... maybe a day earlier, depending on how things go.
We've still got a fair bit of stuff to do, mostly busy work, but the list is long enough to make me wince a little when I look at it! We are getting so excited! It's coming up quickly!
Paka, paka for now!
Christmas Letter 2017
4 weeks ago