when will there be another mexico tour

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Hi my mom and I are looking for ways to fund raise so I can visit my child in mexico. I wanted to know when you think the next trip will be so I can plan it around my school and so I know how long we have to fund raise money. Also are immunizations required for were we would be or are they optional, because I have a problem with shots. :(  one more thing does compassion recommend a company to get our passports through and is it included in the payment of the trip.
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Hi Addy! It is exciting to hear that you and your mom are wanting to raise funds to go and visit your child! What a life changing and incredible experience you will have! :) It looks like the next trip to Mexico we have coming up in September is already closed.  At the moment, there are not any scheduled trips to Mexico for the rest of 2014 but you may check our website as often as you would like for upcoming tour dates http://www.compassion.com/get-involved/group-trips-list.htm. This link will give you plenty of information such as the itinerary, schedule details, price ranges, what the cost of your trip includes, and several other details like tips on what to bring! I would encourage you to view the September trip to Mexico to get an idea of what a trip there would look like.

You are also always welcome to set up a custom visit if you have a specific time you would like to go that would work with your school schedule. Here is the link to set up an individual visit, http://www.compassion.com/get-involved/custom-visits.htm. We need 8 weeks in advance notice but are happy to work with you! You may need to get immunizations and you can view details on which ones you may need through the preparation tab on the visits page that will link you to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website as well as Passport Health. I think that sometimes, they have alternatives to shots but not always. Our website sends you to travisa.com for your passport. I hope this helps and doesn't overwhelm you! Don't worry, when you are ready to start planning your trip, our travel department is very good about helping you through the process and answering questions you may have! 

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do you think there will be a trip before school starts next year because I don't want to have to miss a week of school. I also had a question for meeting my child that came to mind. How will I find her? will I have to go to her house or will she come with other kids on like a bus or something. will we get a translator or should I bring my tablet with translator? what gift should I bring?
thanks 
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Hi Addy! While we don't have any more tours to Mexico planned yet, we usually post trips eight months in advance. Check back at the link later in the year to see if we are going again in the next eight months. 

If you go on a group tour, we will have a special day set aside for you to meet your child. Usually all of the sponsors on the tour will meet their children at a theme park or pool so that they can have a fun day together. We will bring your child to wherever you are so that you can meet up and we will provide a translator. 
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ok will my info packet tell me if I need a swim suit and will my child have one too?
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Addy, Yes, your tour information packet will have packing lists and a full schedule of what you will be doing on your trip. You can also find the basic itineraries on our website when you pull up that particular tour. Sometimes the children have swim suits and sometimes they just swim in shorts and a t-shirt which seems to work just fine in most cases. 
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okay thanks

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