The last time my partner Dan and I took a trip outside the country was in the summer of 2007. It was a trip to Europe with Dan's parents. It was our gift to his mom for her 75th birthday. We had a fantastic time. Traveling with his parents is a lot of fun and educational. They are both history buffs who also love to travel. In November that same year, baby Daniel joined our family. He was born August 6 and spent the first three months of his life in a temporary Foster home pending placement with a Foster Adopt home. Good fortune matched Daniel with us and we became his Foster Adopt parents. He is a beautiful child with an infectious charm. We love him and our families,friends and neighbors love him.
Since he joined us, the furthest trip we've taken has been by car to nearby San Francisco to visit my family or Lake Tahoe to visit Dan's family. We have also gone on an occasional weekend to Napa Valley or Stinson Beach. Our travels have been restricted because we are forbidden to leave the country until the adoption process is final. Although it's been over a year and a half since the little guy has been with us, we only recently received great news that the day to finalize the adoption is near. By his 2nd birthday in August, our adoption will be complete. From there, we await the birth certificate with Daniel's new adopted name. Once we are in receipt of the birth certificate, we're off to our local Passport office for baby boy's first passport. Yes, I'm already researching and planning for our long awaited trip abroad! I just want to get on the first plane out. Stay tuned.