What to Pack for Overseas Adoption Travel

For Mom and Dad

____ 4 or 5 mix-and-match outfits that can be laundered easily

____ Comfortable walking shoes

____ Long underwear (in winter)

____ Sun hats and insect repellent (in summer)

____ Personal hygiene products (shampoo, shaving cream, mouthwash, deodorant, moisturizer, waterless hand-wash, etc.)

____ Over-the-counter remedies for upset stomachs/diarrhea, colds, headaches, sinus problems, sore throats, etc.

____ Over-the-counter sleep aid (in case of jet lag)

____ General antibiotic (if your doctor will prescribe one)

____ Supply of snacks (for comfort food)

____ Resealable plastic bags (for medication, snacks, film, etc.)

____ Camera and lots of film

____ Camcorder and extra battery

____ Travel journal/diary

____ Money belt

____ Language guide/phrase book

____ Prepaid calling card

____ Pocket calculator (to convert prices into dollars)

____ Passport, travel documents, and adoption-related papers

Sources: Gladney Center for Adoption, The Complete Adoption Book by Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin, Esq.

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