I’ve been waiting for this trip for a long time. We’ve been informally planning it since PunditGirl was a baby and now the wheels are in motion. More importantly, the airline tickets have been obtained with the frequent flier miles we’ve been hoarding since we stepped off the plane with our PunditBaby in January 2001. The itinerary is taking shape and we’ll soon be getting together with a few of the other adoptive families who will be sharing this “homeland” tour with us.

So while we’re off visiting family this weekend, I wanted to share this news with you! Next March, the PunditMom family will be heading off to China to give PunditGirl her first chance to explore her birth country.

And, just as exciting, PunditGirl and I are going to start a new blog soon to keep track of our trip preparation, how we’re all feeling about this adventure and, ultimately, to share our trip with you as we experience it! I’m thinking there might be a book in this somewhere, too — maybe something like the one PunditGirl’s photo is already in!

We’ll sight see, visit her hometown and hopefully get to meet with the head nanny of the baby home who will be able to talk with PunditGirl a little bit about her time there, maybe filling in some of the holes about her first months that she asks about frequently. It’s scary and exciting all at the same time, so we figured what better way to document this than by sharing!

More to come soon. In the meantime, have a great holiday weekend.

Photo by PunditMom