Good news....our appointment date with the SDA is on Tuesday, April 7th!!!
We are leaving on Saturday, April 4...a wonderful day that is also Ota's (my grandfather) 89th birthday. We are returning (tentatively, of course) on May 19th. We opted to use our frequent flyer miles instead of the adoption rate the airline gave us. In fact, it would have been less expensive to purchase two full-fare tickets and pay the penalty to change flights than to purchase the adoption price. (adoption-fare tickets can be changed without penalty)
So far, our flights are booked, the gifts for the adoption team and orphanage staff have been purchased, Paul is staying here with Winston, Gretel is going to Papa's, now we just need to go the the bank and get our house prepared. Yeah!!!