Before Travel

Your journey of adopting a child from China began months ago, maybe even more than a year ago. You’ve made it through months of searching, praying, paperwork, screening, and more paperwork.  It’s finally time to plan your trip to China to meet your child and bring them home. However, getting ready for your upcoming trip is probably a mixture of joyous anticipation and nervousness about the unknown. We’ve put together links to blog posts, videos, websites, and books to help you plan your adoption trip to China. Many of these resources were written or recommended by other parents who have adopted children from China. You’ll find a wide range of tips and insights, including:

  • Packing tips
  • Medicines to take
  • Deciding whether to visit the orphanage
  • Guidance for the plane ride home
  • Orphanage behaviors
  • Feeding and food


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