Friday, February 14, 2014

Going to China!!!


We leave THIS Sunday, the 16th!!!  

We will be HOME March 8th with BOTH children, and we look forward to seeing you at the airport around 5:15pm 
(details to follow on FB).


I have been beyond blessed to have TWO travel helpers in addition to Lilly for this 3 week trip!  To think how I worried about WHO would go with me?! 

 My friend Becky is making the ENTIRE trip with Lilly and I, and not without great sacrifice.  I love you Becky - and thank you JESUS for this friend and Sister! 

In addition, my friend and fellow adoptive Mama, Karissa, who is currently serving in China (and speaks Mandarin!) will be meeting us in Hefei and will stay with us from the 18th - the 24th!  Praise God for these provisions! 

Here's our itinerary:

2/16-2/18: Lilly, Becky and I fly to Hong Kong!
2/18: Fly to Hefei (Haven's Province); Karissa flys in to travel with Becky and I until the 24th.
2/19: We get our girl!  Haven's Day!
2/21: Visit Haven's orphanage
2/22: Fly to Guangzhou (Aaron's Province)
2/24: We get our boy!  Aaron's Day!  Karissa departs.
2/26:  Visit Aaron's orphanage
2/27-3/6:  Additional required med appts for Haven, tour China, collect info on kiddos past, love on our babies!
3/6:  Consulate Appointment!  Citizenship!
3/7:  Overnight in Hong Kong
3/8:  Fly HOME, gain a day flying backwards around the world so will arrive on 3/8 approx 5:15pm.  

I will try to update the blog and FB as much as I am able to.  

Thank you for following our story, and please pray as we make this trip!  We are well aware that there are still many uncertainties left to face and we appreciate your prayer intervention for these children!


"I will come to you."


  1. SO SO very excited for you!! Praying for safe travels and that the Lord would go before you (as He already has). I can not wait to read your updates!! I wish I could meet you and your beautiful family at the airport. Praying for you guys!!

  2. how can we follow you on facebook ?

  3. So excited for you, Paul and the kids as this process comes to an end with Haven & Aaron coming to the USA. Will be praying for your entire trip to go smoothly, all paperwork will fall into place and that Haven & Aaron will warm up to you and Lily quickly. Blessings. Ev & Mirv

  4. hi missy- i'm a friend of the ungaros and frisbee-knudsen families. julie told me last night when you would be in guangzhou... we should be arriving in guangzhou march 2 to adopt our daughter. (we're still waiting for LOA as this is a super-expedited adoption since she's aging out.) would love to meet you if we can link up. i'm sure we will both be focused on our newest little ones but if you'd like to try to meet up shoot me an email- . either way- you guys will be in my prayers!


Thank you for your words and support.