I travelled via bullet train to Shanghai yesterday to collect Sammy's citizenship certificate and begin his passport application process. I had a bureaucratic problem, which I won't bore you with, but long story short, instead of waiting for Sammy's passport to be issued and then potentially having to travel back to Zhengzhou, the Australian consulate has kindly agreed to issue Sammy with an urgent exit visa, which means we might be home two weeks earlier than planned.
I won't count my chickens, but I will keep you posted!
Seven years ago, I met my gorgeous daughter, Maya, from the Yang Dong orphanage, and we have been inseparable ever since. Our journey was chronicled on this blog. We are about to embark on another journey to the Zhengzhou orphanage to welcome the newest member of our family, Sam. So, we're puttin' the band back together.... full info