Coincidently, we found out on Friday that our Travel Approval had been mailed from China on Wednesday. It arrived today at our agency's office in St. Louis. With Travel Approval in hand, our agency requested our appointment with the American Consulate in Guangzhou, and should hear from them in the next few days. Once we have the confirmed Consulate appointment, we are ready to book flights and pack like crazy! It looks like we might just be bringing our son home before the Olympics :o)!!!
Here is our confirmed schedule (updated June 1st, 2008):
Wednesday, June 11th: Leave San Antonio at 8:47 a.m. and fly to Shanghai!
Thursday, June 12th: Arrive in Shanghai at 8:50 p.m.(red dot on map on right)
Friday, June 13th: Tour Shanghai - We are so excited about this, as Max really wanted to do this on our first trip to China.
Sunday, June 15th: Meet Brock Ji Hao!!!!!
Monday, June 16: Begin adoption process (registration and notary)... our new son officially becomes Brock Ji Hao Goodrich
Tuesday, June 17: Free day in Nanjing
Wednesday, June 18: Free day or sightseeing in Nanjing
Thursday, June 19: Free day or sightseeing in Nanjing
Friday, June 20: Receive all Brock Ji Hao's paperwork and complete forms with CHI coordinator for American Consulate appointment
Saturday, June 21: Fly to Guangzhou (red dot on dark gray map)
Sunday, June 22: Free day in Guangzhou (start shopping, of course)
Monday, June 23: Medical examination for Brock Ji Hao
Tuesday, June 24: Possible choice for American Consulate appointment
Wednesday, June 25: Go to Consulate late in the day and get your Brock Ji Hao's visa
Thursday, June 26: Return home (and smother Brielle with kisses)