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Overseas Travel Tips

Overseas travel tips help make your trip home with your newly adopted child or children much smoother and easier. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to travel:

Make travel time fun with this travel drawing kit

Make it a Pleasant Trip

Bring along plenty of fun activities to keep your child entertained on a long trip. Pack travel toys for your children like this travel drawing kit. You can also bring along a busy box loaded with great crafts.. Or keep your child entertained with this fun stamp set..

One of the most important overseas travel tips to remember is to take it slow. Think about including extra time at your stops or layovers, even if it takes you a day or two longer to get back home. By breaking up your trip, you will make it far easier to travel a long distance for both you and your newly adopted child.

Add a few drops of oil of oregano to your water daily to keep from getting sick.

Bring a Credit Card in Addition to Cash

Even if you have made the commitment to adopt debt free, it's a good idea to have a credit card with your for emergency purposes. Be sure to bring cash or travel checks with you as there might not be an ATM machine where you are staying. Don't exchange your money at the airport as the fees will usually be higher. Instead, find a bank to exchange your money.

Bring Along Immune Boosters

Traveling to pick up your child is one of the most wonderful times of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful times, so getting proactive in guarding your health is one of the most important overseas travel tips to remember. Add a few drops of oil of oregano to your water each day to boost your immune system and keep from getting sick.

Bring a Travel Plug Adapter

If you like to blow dry your hair in the morning or use your electric razor, it's a good idea to bring along a travel plug adapter. They don't cost much and also don't take up much room in your suitcase.
Learning a few conversational phrases will make your travel smoother.

Try to Learn a Little of the Language

Another one of the crucial overseas travel tips is to learn the lingo. No, you won't likely become fluent in your child's native language in the few months you prepare to pick up your child, but you could learn a few conversational phrases to make your travel smoother.

If you plan on traveling to China, purchase a Pimsleur program in Mandarin or a Pimsleur program that teaches conversational Russian. or conversational Ukranian. if you plan on adopting from Russia or the Ukraine. Pimsleur has programs available for many other languages as well.

More Tips on Bringing Your Child Home

Finances are the number one reason many couples don't pursue their dream of adopting a child, but it doesn't have to stop you from adopting. We were able to adopt our three children without going into debt. You can too. Learn more.

Learn how to get ready to bring your child home by clicking here.

Before you know it, you'll be getting that call saying you can travel to pick up your child. Learn how you can prepare for it now by clicking here.

If you plan on adopting small children, be sure to include a fun travel kit to keep your little ones occupied. Learn how to make a travel kit by clicking here.

That adoption trip home with your new children can be a great bonding time if you make it fun. Here's how.

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While waiting for the green light to pick up your child, it's easy to become discouraged and depressed, especially if you have a long wait. Learn ways to deal with the discouragement by clicking here.

Learning the language of your child's native country is a huge plus. Not only does it help you while you travel, but you will also bond more quickly with your child. Learn more.

Taking a few simple steps will help make traveling home with your child smoother. Learn more.

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