This past weekend, six of the nine families who are currently in China spent two days sightseeing in Beijing before traveling to their child’s province.
Each America World family has the option to participate in two days of Beijing sightseeing at the beginning of their trip. Our excellent in-country guides take each travel group to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Families are also given the opportunity to visit a jade factory, pearl shop and tea shop. Participating in Beijing sightseeing is not only a great opportunity for families to adjust to the time difference before meeting their children, it is also allows them to learn about the history of their children’s country of origin and get to know the other families in the travel group.
All nine families were united with their children this past weekend. They will remain in their child’s province until Friday when they will fly to the US Consulate in Guangzhou to obtain their child’s visa before traveling home on Christmas Eve. Please join us in praying for these families as they continue to bond with their children and move closer to bringing them home.
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