Mia's Referral & More · Gotcha 8/2/04

This is our first daughter, Miss Mia Elizabeth Lossing, from Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China.  She was born on June 4, 2003 and officially became a member of the Lossing family on August 3, 2004.

About Mia
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Birth Date:
June 4, 2003
Adoption Date:
August 3, 2004
Place of Origin:
Yulin Childrens' Welfare Institute, Shaanxi Province, China
Given Name:
Chinese: Yu Yi Meng
English: Mia Elizabeth
Meaning of Name:
Chinese:  Yu is the last name given to all babies in this orphanage; Yi is the name given to all babies taken into this orphanage in 2003; Meng is unique to Mia and means "sprout"
 
English: Mia means "mine" in a variety of languages, which we thought was neat for an adopted child; Elizabeth means "house of God"
 
Dossier Sent Date:
11/7/03
Referral Date:
6/7/04
Travel Dates:
7/29/04-8/11/04
Additional Info:
Our agency is America World Adoption Association (AWAA). Mia was referred to us as a healthy child.  Her growth report listed her as active, having a ready smile, fond of reading picture books, and a light sleeper.
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Mia's Referral Photo #1