Sunday, June 24, 2007


YES, we know who our daughter is ~ our China Princess.!

I want to shout it from the roof and tell everyone I know ( even strangers in the grocery store) that our girl is beautiful and sweet and has the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen!

I will not post a picture until we have our LOA, but we just received something equivilent to a PA and I could not wait any longer to share our wonderful news!

Mia is 16 months old, she was born on February 2, 2006;
and is from the Guangxi Province.
Let me share some of how this all came to be:

I fell in love with Mia when I read about her on our agencys WC list on April 27th. She was described as "quiet and gentle", " she likes talking and joking". Also, many of her characteristics sounded like my Anthony as a baby:"If you talk to her in a loud voice, she would be afraid." and "She does not like a noisy environment" all of which could have described my boy - he was always covering his ears or crying when his aunt spoke to him in a loud voice ! They went on to say," She likes to sit in the chair watching the adults talk..." my mother has often told stories of how I would just sit with her and her friends while they talked and I also vividly remember these moments, just feeling so happy to be sitting with all of them.

Mia's SN is that she has a VSD (ventricular septal defect or a "hole" in the heart). My little guy was actually born with two heart defects (VSD & ASD -aortal septal defect), which have both closed. He had his last "checkup" in August of 2006 where they declared that both holes had closed and his new diagnosis is a functional heart murmur!

I will, obviously, blog A LOT more about our new daughter ~ for now I wish for you all to keep Mia in your prayers ~ that we can get to our daughter as quickly as possible (humanly possilbe!)~ and that maybe, just maybe someone else out there will consider a SN child. It is not an easy road and it is a very emotional decision; but if you listen to your heart, as I did, you may indeed find the child that is meant for you and your family ~

This is one of the proudest days of my life ~ being able to share this joy ~ that is Mia


Red Thread to my Daughter said...

yEA YEA YEA.... Mia is beautiful and I for one can NOT wait to be an aunt again...

Love to hear such great news..


Daniella said...

I'm still away but finally had some internet access that was decent. I cried tears of joy when I read your post - I am so, so, happy for you and your family. That is wonderful news!!!! Mia will be in our prayers - I can't wait to see pictures!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo!

I was soo excited to see your blog today. Congratulations to all of you!!!! Mia is soooo lucky to have such a wonderful family waiting for her. Taylor can't wait to meet her new friend!


Donna & Andrew said...

Congratulations on such wonderful news! Hope you get a speedy LOA,TA & CA.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo :)

I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to finally meet Mia!! I can't believe how close you really are! She is so lucky to have such a loving family waiting for her! I'm sure you counting the days even more now!!

Aunt Michie :)

sandy said...

So glad to read your great news. I hope the process time flys by and Mia will be in your arms very soon.
Wishing you all the best.

Sandy(michelle's Friend)

Lori said...

Oh Joanne! Congratulations on your daughter!!! I'm so happy for you!!! That is wonderful that you will have your daughter home soon, I will be thinking of you and hoping you can get to her quickly!! I look forward to seeing her "most beautiful eyes"!!

Barbara said...

Well Jo this is the post that I've been waiting to read. I am so glad that this next step is official and so excited that Mia is so close to coming home. I will be praying for her everyday and looking forward to meeting your precious daughter. This is all so exciting!

Dawn said...

Wow!! Congratulations!! I just stopped by to check in and read your wonderful news. I cannot wait to see your Mia!

MKBookWorks said...

Oh Joanne! How wonderful!! I am so happy for you and your beautiful family!! What a nice direction for your thread!

Mom to the Empress

Lori said...

Joanne, thanks for the kind compliment! I had to come look at Penny again, they would make a great couple!! :)

tracy said...

I am so happy for you and your family! I can not wait to hear more about Mia and to see her beautiful face! I'm hoping you get speedy news for a quick reunion to bring your girl home!!!!

Jodi & Dave said...

Congratulations!!! Wonderful news for you and your family!!!

marina said...

Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting!

Trish said...

Joanne - I couldn't be happier for you! I can't wait to meet the little princess. I am so glad you are now able to share your wonderful news. Looking forward to the posting of her beautiful little face :-).

Zhuozhuo said...

Wonderful! Isn't your heart just bursting with joy! I love knowing this little girl has a mommy and a family waiting for her that have already fallen in love. Can't wait to see her picture.

Beverly said...

Congrats on your newest little one. I found your blog on Christy and Abbey's blog (Cherry Blossom Baby).


Kimber said...


I have chills! I am SO happy for you. Summer with my three peanuts has been so crazy that I have not been checking my favorite blogs as often, so I had no clue!

I am so glad that you finally KNOW who Mia is! She sounds like the perfect fit for you and your family. I am so glad that you listened to your heart. You will never doubt it. I am sure.
Congratulations! I am praying for your whole family whic now includes Miss Mia. I cannot wait to see her beautiful face.


Maureen said...


I am beyond happy for you !!! You know I follow your blog but boy was I shocked when I read your beautiful annoucement today!! I cannot wait until you post your daughters picture!!! I'll be checking back a gazillon times a day until I see her!!!! All the best to you and your family.

Maureen (Barbara's neighbor)

Princess Diaries said...

Hooray! I'm so excited that your heart lead you to Mia, I am so eager to see her picture but it sounds like she was meant to be your daughter. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo thrilled that Mia is so close! As your dream indicated, the timing is just as it was meant to be...which doesn't make the waiting any easier. This is the home stretch, though! I cry whenever I think about it. My heart and prayers are with your whole family, including Mia. She will be in your arms before you know it!
Love, Miriam