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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