Tomorrow Is A Gift
Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth.
~ Proverbs Ch:277 Vs:1



Many things we need can wait The child cannot. Now is the time his bones
are being formed, his blood is being made, his mind is being developed.
To him we can-not say tomorrow. His name is today.~Gabriella Minstral

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us
by God's very own hands. ~Author & Friend -Kristi Larson~

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ABS Travel
This site is specifically for those that need travel assistance, and are adopting or are interested in adoptions in Central America and South America.

Adoption Travel.Com
Your resource for international adoption travel planning.

AFC Travel
AFC is a travel agency arranging group travel for international adoptions. They work with 20 airlines to offer prices that they say are 10% - 50% off of the published fares.

Airline Consolidator
An online travel agency specializing in discount international airline tickets, offering consolidator fares for flights originating in the USA to many international locations in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Pacific and the Indian subcontient. Airline Consolidator has over 8,000 different discounted domestic and international airfares listed in their database from over 50 different Airlines to chose from.

British Airways
Offers 65% discount for adults and the adopted child is 1/2 off the discounted fare.

Discount Airfare
Many major airlines allow discounts for families adopting children overseas. Be sure to inquire when calling for reservations. Some airlines give discounts as much as 65% off coach rates and also allow late, last minute reservations without penalty. Flights can also be rescheduled or cancelled at no cost. Families are encouraged to negotiate with the airline, since many offer even deeper discounts for adoption situations.

Expedia

Federal Travel
Federal Travel Adoption Travel Services is owned by adoptive parents who say they can provide the lowest possible air fares to Central and South America, Russia, Europe, China, Asia, Africa, India and the World. They say they can waive the fare rules that make travel complicated. They arrange ticket delivery in 24 hours or less. They offer special adoptive family discounts.

Fellowship Travel International
Fellowship Travel International has assisted in the adoption of children from all over the world. Providing flexible travel arrangements to meet the specialized needs of this type of travel is a necessity.

Foreign Adoption Escort Services
A dedicated agent will assist prospective parents who are adopting a child abroad. The agent will help oversee all of the logistical and travel issues that may arise, and help facilitate the transition from the adoptive country back to the home county.

Frequent Flyer Miles
If you know people who do a lot of traveling, they are likely to have substantial accounts of frequent flyer miles. People who are not willing or able to give cash may be more willing to donate miles. These can significantly reduce your travel expenses if you are careful in selecting the appropriate airlines to match the donated miles.

Go Russia
Go to Russia is a travel agency specializing in travel and tours to Russia and Eastern Europe. They also have a program for parents adopting from Russia and former Eastern Block countries where they can provide discounted airfare and hotel reservations.

Lotus Travel
A consolidor of airline tickets with routes to China, SE Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond. Lotus Travel has specialized in adoption travel since 1995 and has successfully served well over 15,000 adoptive families.

Low Ticket
Offers up to 60% off airfaires and provides assistance for adoption travel arrangements.

Miles For Kids Program
The Miles For Kids program is designed to provide air fare for children in need of medical treatment, or to fulfill the wish of an ill child. To be considered, candidates must be a dependant child not exceeding 23 years of age, and the family must be recommended by a social worker at a medical institution, a charitable organization, or a church. There are other criteria which will have to be met including a signed letter from the child's physician stating the purpose for the flight, medical background and current medical condition including if the child is medically stable to fly and if there is any special assistance needed on the flight.

Northwest Airlines Introduces Special Delivery
Significant fare discounts (65% off their full adult fares for families adopting internationally.) Adoptions.

Open Door
Some families find they cannot travel to complete the adoption. An Open Door has made arrangements for an Adoption Escort Service to handle the in-country travel for the adoptive family. The child will be brought to the airport nearest your home. This costs very little (if any) more than if 2 people (adoptive mother and father) had traveled.

Orbitz

Preston Group Adoption Air Fare Program
An Adoption Air Fare has been put together by The Preston Group, an established travel agency in Salt Lake City, Utah. They specialize in saving money for last minute travel arrangements which normally can be very costly. Just mention it is for 'adoption related matters'. Ask for Debb, Traci, or Jill for assistance at: 1(800)FLY-4KIDS (359-4543).

Protravel International Inc.
Contact Nancy Kay Streiter or call toll-free at (800) 683 0720 for assistance with your travel needs. Be sure to mention your travel is adoption related to receive discounted rates.

Servant Travel
Servant Travel work withs over 40 carriers and can offer special airfares to adoptive parents. They can also waive many of the restrictions usually placed on the least expensive tickets offered by airlines.

Ties Program
A travel program for adoptive families visiting their child's country of birth to see the sights, experience the culture and reconnect with significant people and places related to their adoption. Journeys are currently offered to Korea, China, India, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, and Guatemala. We look forward to opening a program to Romania in 2004. Other programs will open based on interest from adoptive families.

Travelocity

United Airlines and Lufthansa Airlines
United and Lufthansa (both owned by the same parent company) offer special international adoption fares for travel from the U.S. to Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America. These fares are open to the adoptive parents, the adoptive child as well as friends or family members assisting with the adoption process.

Wings os Angels
A non-profit group of former airline employee's they can escort your child home free of charge.(make sure the escort service is available through your agency) If you are interested in the services of "Wings of Angels", please call 1-800-214-4669


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