Don’t wait until you get your travel notification to start preparing for your trip! The more organized you are at the outset, the more you can actually enjoy traveling in your child’s birth country.
Things get forgotten or overlooked when people are stressed or rushed – and you’ll be experiencing both of these feelings when you’re trying to buy airline tickets and get out of the country so you can finally be with your child. While you’re waiting to get your travel call, plan what you need to take in terms of clothing, medicine, and money. Then start collecting these items. You’ll be glad you did when it’s finally time to pack!
In your spare time, keep yourself busy with the following:
Credits: Excerpted from "International Adoption Guidebook," Mary M. Strickert, © 2004