group visit with my children in dominican republic

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i got an email about one of the group trips to the Dominican Republic my girls go to 2 separate centers is it still possible to have my visits with both? has anyone else done this I want both my girls to feel special   
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Hi Debra! The trip price includes up to three of your own sponsored children visits, so you would be able to see both of your girls. How exciting!!
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This is good news would they bring both girls to the same place on the same day? I would love to be able to meet them
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Yes, on Group Trips they bring the children to a single place on the Child Day.  I hope I get to do one someday to Ecuador.
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nice my only concern is that each of the girls feel special and get enough of my attention
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I'm sure you will all have so much fun together, and your precious girls will both feel so special!
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I am still debating going but I am deff leaning toward going I would love to spend time with my girls that would so amazing. I am allowed to bring them each gifts and my camera to take pictures correct?
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also can anyone who has been on one of these trips give me any info on like how the day was spent with your child? like things you did together with your child?
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Yes! You can bring them gifts (A lot of people take the gifts in a backpack, so the child has a way to get them home. Another sponsor also recommended that no single gift be worth more than $50 -- so the child is not a target at home)  Another thing often recommended is including a photo album. It can be something for the sponsor and child to look through together and spark stories if you end up shy and not sure what to say together.
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yes I really like the photo album idea does anyone know if there is a place to instantly print pictures in the Dominican republic like we have here? I was wondering so that maybe I could print off pictures from the visit with my girls and send them while I am in their country so that they would get the originals and get them faster
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...If nothing else maybe you could take a photo printer with you and print them off in your hotel room?  My dad used to travel with a printer when he was a travelling teacher, though it would be more awkward internationally.
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hmmmm I didn't know there were travling printers lol interesting
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Debra, you could bring a Polaroid camera! :)
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do they make them now????
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Debra Gonzalez

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I just looked them up they do make a new version it is kind of a mini version 
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I visited two girls at once and worried about giving them both attention. They were older (a tween and a teen). I did have to be conscious of giving both attention, but it worked well as I think they were each more comfortable having the other there.

The day (more of a packed half day really) included introductions, looking at my photos and their records, chatting over a meal (food, the great ice breaker), then time at a recreation area. We split that between fun, chatting on more serious topics, and gift giving. Just go knowing what questions you want to ask and what message you want to leave them with.
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thank you very much for the advice any and all info is welcome
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Debra Gonzalez

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My girls are 5 and 7 but the 5 yr old will be 6 by then
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Debra Gonzalez

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I m sorry hit the wrong key they are 5 and 6 but at the time of the visit they will both be 6
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Debra,
I visited my child in the DR, and one of the best memories is using our old Polaroid to make instant photos for our child. FUJI film makes a Instax camera, which is an investment for some, but worth it for the experience and memories.
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Since the comments here I have looked at a few instant cameras online the instax camera was one of them :)
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Debra, I just saw a link to this printer that turns your phone into a Polaroid camera (maybe only for iphone?) https://www.amazon.com/Prynt/b/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&node=14559978011&field-lbr_brands_bro...

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