China Adoption Travel
Many North American families have been traveling to China to adopt an orphan baby. CHINASMITH does not arrange for adoptions; that is the responsibility of a legally registered adoption agency that has been authorized to do so through CCAA (China Center of Adoption Affairs). However since 1987 CHINASMITH has been assisting with the travel needs of parents going to China to adopt a baby. A select number of English-speaking guides have been trained to deal with the logistics and paper work at China¹s various Civil Affairs Offices, to coordinate visits at China¹s Social Welfare Institutes (Orpanages) and to expedite the visa procedures required by the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. 4 star hotels are provided which can fulfill the needs of a family adjusting and adopting to a new child a foreign environment.
TravelVisa for China
Air fare from your home city to and from China
Accomodations (double occupancy with an infant crib) at 4 or 5 star Hotels
Meals as noted (B, L, D)
China domestic flights where required
Transfers with luggage porterage
English-speaking Guide services experienced in adoption arrangements
China Adoption Travel Itinerary
DAY 1 Friday depart USA
Connect on a flight across the Pacific and the International Dateline to Asia.
DAY 2 Saturday arrive CHINA
Depending on the location of the orphanage where you will be adopting, the arrival city could be Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Hong Kong. On arrival, after government formalities, transfer to a convenient hotel to rest and recover from jet-lag.
DAY 3 Sunday to ADOPTION CITY (B, D)
Fly to the city where your new family member is waiting. Upon arrival transfer to the a 4 Star hotel convenient to the local Civil Affairs Offices.
DAY 4 Monday ADOPTION CITY (B, L)
Today you will meet your new daughter. The guide will assist you in the adoption and registration process at the Civil Affairs Office, as well as documentation and notarization.
DAY 5 Tuesday ADOPTION CITY (B, D)
Spend time adopting to your new baby while the notary book and baby¹s passport are being processed. Tour the city at your own pace.
DAY 6 Wednesday ADOPTION CITY (B, L)
More time adopting to your new baby while the notary books and passport are being processed. Some touring of the city at a leisurely pace.
DAY 7 Thursday ADOPTION CITY (B, D)
Pending authorization, visit the Social Welfare Institute [the orphanage] and the foster mother who has been caring for your new child.
DAY 8 Friday to GUANGZHOU (B, L)
Pick up passport and notarization forms and fly to Guangzhou. Transfer to the White Swan Hotel.
DAY 9 Saturday GUANGZHOU (B, D)
Take visa photos and have a medical exam for your new daughter this morning. Afternoon free.
DAY 10 Sunday GUANGZHOU (B, L)
Half day free and half day for review of documentation.
DAY 11 Monday GUANGZHOU (B, D)
Some local touring this today.
DAY 12 Tuesday GUANGZHOU (B, L)
Interview at the US Consulate by appointment. [Actually handled by the local guide.] Rest of the day at your leisure.
DAY 13 Wednesday depart GUANGZHOU (B, L)
Pick up your new family member¹s passport at 3PM. Depart on evening train to Hong Kong or a flight to Beijing. Transfer to an airport hotel for the convenience of a morning departure.
DAY 14 Thursday return to the USA (B)
Transfer for a morning departure, arriving back in the States the same day you depart.