Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Friday, August 23, 2013

Time to Travel!


Travel Approval has been issued and Consulate Date is set!  

Praise God from whom A-L-L blessings flow!!!  We have come to the time in our adoption journey to GO AND GET OUR GIRL!!  On Tuesday, August 20th our adopotion agency received the official Travel Approval document from China.  On Wednesday, August 21st our consulate appointment was scheduled and on Thursday, August 22nd international flights were booked.
 **Keep in mind we will be 12 hours AHEAD of Eastern Standard Time here in the States** (ie:  if it's 7 p.m. on Sunday here it is 7 a.m. on Monday in China)             
For my detail loving friends, here's the scoop(Lord willing): 

We will leave Newark, NJ airport on Wednesday, August 28th after a non-stop 13 hr. and 55 min. flight we will arrive in Beijing Thursday afternoon, Aug. 29.
Saturday evening we will leave Beijing and go to Xi'an in Shaanxi Province and then..................
SUNDAY, September 1st, we will meet Lucy Kim for the very first time and she will stay with us!!!  We will stay in Xi'an until Friday, Sept. 6th (during this time they will be working on Lucy's paperwork and passport)
                      Xi'an (home of the Terracotta warriors)
and then head to the United States Consulate in Guangzhou, China on the 6th.  Saturday the 7th, Lucy will have her physical and tb test.  Monday they will have the results of tb test.  Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 10:00 a.m. our consulate appointment is scheduled.  Wednesday the 11th we will receive Lucy's visa.  Thursday morning, September 12th we will leave Hong Kong on a non-stop flight back to Newark, NJ. where Lucy will touch down in the United States for the first time and be an American citizen with a family!!!

Thank you friends for helping there to be one less orphan and being a "piece of the puzzle" in bringing Lucy home!  We are so grateful to each one of you!


  1. It is really is time! I am getting so excited with you. On the way home after we talked today, I was thinking of Lucy sitting on your lap for the very first time...I had to just cry! Tears of joy! That dear little face I first saw on fb is an orphan no more. Her Mommy and Daddy are coming and soon she will be in Lititz, loved beyond her wildest dreams. God is so good and I am so thankful you both have answered His call. Precious Lucy your COMING HOME! with love, KW

  2. Yippee! It's time to bring our girl home!

  3. How awesome!!

  4. Fasnacht family is very excited for you to meet and bring your precious Lucy home!! May the Lord be with you each step of the way. Prayers going up <3

    Lynette & Sam

  5. We are so thrilled for her and for you that this day is finally so close! Prayers will be going up for you from the Mussers! xoxoxox

  6. It seems just yesterday that you told me the story of possibly looking at this little girl's file...the file that couldn't be found at first and the movie producer that couldn't be first. Just look at God's hand!

  7. Now THIS is AWESOME news!!!! Bring that baby girl HOME!!!

  8. So excited for your family!!! As we celebrate Leo's Gotcha Day on September 6th will remember your family and rejoice knowing that God's hand has again begun to weave another wonderful family tapestry! We pray that little Lucy's Gotcha day is as beautiful and memorable as Leo's was for us. Much love and safe travels, the Bonanno's