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