Sunday, July 8, 2007


We received our Itinerary this morning, and as long as nothing changes we will be leaving DFW at 5:30 on Wed. July 18th and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Friday morning around 10:20. We do have layovers in Las Angeles and Hong Kong in between there. We are due to arrive back home on Aug. 4th at 5:15 am. Most families are completing their adoption in 10 days after arriving in Vietnam, so there is a possibility that we could be coming home earlier.

We will have Friday in HCMC to do a little shopping for the children at Jolea's orphanage, and we will leave Saturday morning, my birthday, to head to Kien Giang and meet our little girl for the first time! If she does OK on Saturday then we will get to take her back to the hotel with us. I'm really praying that she surprises us all and that there is an instant connection.

I'll keep you posted!


Chet and Joni McDoniel said...

We will be praying for you!

The Ben Show said...

I'll pray for you! I saw her picture on the Dodd's blog, she is so beautiful! Will you be able to post pictures and updates while you're travelling?

Chip and Sara said...

We'll be praying for you as you leave that Joela will just bond and feel so comfortable immediately. She is such a beautiful girl!
Sara Needham

Living to Love said...

I will say a prayer as well! I hope that you will be able to bring your little one with you after the first visit!!

Shannon said...

Wow! What a great Birthday gift! To meet your beautiful little girl for the first time! I am praying that Joela will do okay so you can take her with you that night!! You're in my prayers!


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