Wednesday, March 26, 2008
4/8 Hang out in California
4/9 Leave the U.S. for Beijing
4/10 Arrive in Beijing. Go to the Holiday Inn Downtown. Free time
4/11 Beijing Tour
4/12 Beijing Tour
4/13 Leave Beijing for Chongqing. Go to the Golden Resources Hotel. Receive your babies today in the hotel at 17:30. YEA!!!!!
4/14 At 9:30 fill out the adoption registration forms that will be needed for the afternoon. At 2:00 pm, walk to the registration office to complete Adoption Registration and Notarization.
4/15 In the morning walk to nearby by shopping for baby supplies. Waiting for your child’s adoption paperwork to be processed.
4/16 In the morning a half-day city tour to the Chongqing Zoo to see the panda. Waiting for your child’s adoption paperwork to be processed.
4/17 Rest & half-day city tours to the old town – CiQiKou. Waiting for your child’s adoption paperwork to be processed.
4/18 Rest & half-day city tour to Chao Tian Men, where the 2 rivers meet, and to the People’s Hall. Waiting for your child’s adoption paperwork to be processed.
4/19 Receive your child’s adoption registration certificate and notary paperwork this morning. Receive your child’s passport this afternoon. Rest and start packing. Group picture in the hotel.
4/20 Leave Chongqing for Guangzhou. Go to the Victory Hotel.
4/21 Have your child’s visa physical and visa photo taken today.
4/22 Today is your Consulate appointment.
4/23 U.S. Consulate to take the oath in the afternoon.
4/24 Fly Guangzhou to Hong Kong and then LAX
4/25-4/26 Rest, relax, hang out in California
4/27 leave California at night
4/28 Arrive in Portland. Delta flight 4459 arriving at 12:12pm
Friday, March 21, 2008
These photos were taken the first week of March 2008. We can't wait to be able to hold her and take care of her. We also received an update that gave us new measurements and a littel more information about what she is doing and not doing. She can sit, but not stand, crawl or walk. She still has zero teeth and is still eating like a champ. She is sleeping in a crib by herself according to the report. I had heard that they share cribs with 1 or 2 other babies so, I am not sure about this information. We are really excited about traveling to go get her and can't believe we have to wait a few more weeks!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
After two years of waiting, we are so pleased and proud to introduce our daughter, Vivian Mae HuaCai Dudar.
Chinese Name: Xiu Hua Cai (meaning Brilliant Color)
D.O.B.: August 24th, 2007- 6 1/2 months old
Height/weight: 24.8 Inches...13.64 lbs as of 1/8/08
Orphanage location: Chongqing (Southern China)
Orphanage Name: Xiushan County Social Welfare Institute, also called the "Social Welfare Institute of Xiushan Miao and Tujia Nationality Autonomous County"
We anticipate traveling to China sometime in the next 4-6 weeks to bring our daughter home to the States. We will continue to post updates and information on our Yahoo webgroup page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VivianMae/ . In the meantime, we will be busy as ever in preparing for Vivian's arrival.
All our love,
Amy and Peter Dudar