Monday, April 5, 2010

April 6, 2007- Mia's Referral Day!!!

Three years ago today I received a phone call from our China coordinator that we had received our referral for our beautiful little girl. She was only 5 months old on that day and we immediately fell in love with her! It was a long road to get the referral for Mia. Our file had been lost the month before and we were skipped. That month was hard to get through, but knowing we would one day see our little girls face got us through. Our agency worked VERY hard to find our file and get it where it needed to be in order to get us our referral the next month and thank the LORD they made Magic happen and on April 6, 2007, we saw our little girl! I know some people don't believe in the whole "meant to be" philosophy, but I can tell you that God moved time in order to bring us our little girl. She was meant to be a part of our family from day one and God did some amazing things in order to get us our referral in the month of April. If we would have got our referral in March (like we were supposed to) we never would have received Mia. We were skipped on March 5, 2007 and March 6, 2007- the day after we were skipped- Mia's file was processed for International Adoption. She was not even available for adoption until the day after we were skipped and traditionally in international adoptions the babies are not supposed to be available to be adopted until the are 6 months old but Mia became available and was processed when she was only 4 months old. Totally crazy. Believe in "meant to be" or not, but I know supernatural things happened in order to place Mia in our family!!! AMAZING!!!

Our adorable little girl- Ba Jun Fei born on October 29, 2006 in Yueyang County Hunan

This picture was when she was 3 months old. She is so cute!!!
I look at these referral pictures and I really don't see Mia in them. I think she has changed so much and looks so different now. WOW!! My beautiful little girl!!!


  1. What a sweet referral story! It's so easy to get wrapped up with the stress of lost files and being *skipped,* but when you see that little face ... it's all worth it! God's ways and thoughts ARE higher than ours - aren't we thankful?!

  2. LOVE IT..
    I sooo remember this..
    I am sooo blessed to have met you my friend..
    I love you all..
    Happy Referral Day..

  3. I've followed your blog forever it seems. Just don't comment much.

    I remember seeing all this unfold on RQ and how happy I was to hear about your referral finally coming and how young your Mia was. I just can't believe it's been 3 years already! LOL!

    waiting for my own Mia
    LID 6-14-06

  4. I LOVE Mia's referral story - it i such a great reminder that God HAS already answered our prayers - it's all about the TIMING!!! And how much better HE knows than US! It couldn't have been more perfect!