Susannah Baker

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Home Stretch

On July 23, 2015, Posted by , in Adoption, Adoption Journey, With 12 Comments

Thank you for your prayers for yesterday! Our appointment at the consulate went so well – it was smooth with no glitches! Mia Grace’s visa should be ready for pick up this afternoon, and the moment she steps on US soil and goes through Customs and Immigration, she becomes a U.S. Citizen! Whoo hoo! That moment will be a tremendous moment for us all.


There was something profound about physically being in another country but stepping into a refuge, so to speak, where you were reminded of your citizenship with all of its rights and privileges in another country. There was also something profound about stepping into that consulate building with a Chinese baby with a Chinese passport in our hands and stepping out with a baby who has an American visa and in a matter of hours will become an American citizen, all because of the ctitzenship of her parents. It gave us a longing for home, and Jason has been singing the old Larry Gatlin song ever since: “Houston…Houston means that I’m one day closer to you…” Can I say Amen to that!!! We are ready, ready to be home.

Please pray for our last day of packing and tying up loose ends here. Our guide, Lily, is set to pick up Mia Grace’s visa this afternoon, so please continue to pray that process continues to go smoothly.

Also, please pray for Adam, Kelly, and their daughter today. They fly home today at 11:40 and their little one has had a tough few past couple of days. She has a really tough time on elevators and small spaces, so the plane could be particularly daunting. Please pray for grace and mercy at every turn and for every need and that their baby would SLEEP on that airplane the whole way home!!!

We love and appreciate you more than words can say! Thank you for coming next along with us on our journey – your encouragement and love has made all the difference in the world.

The Baker 6

12 Comments so far:

  1. Nona says:

    Love this picture of the 6 of you… Such a beautiful family! Can’t wait to meet Mia Grace!!! Safe travels home- will be praying!! Love you!

  2. Cara says:

    Yee haw….. MG is almost officially a U.S. Citizen!!!!! I want to see her in a pair of Caroline’s old cowgirl boots!!! Almost there…. HOME!!!
    Praying for these last few days for yall and for Adam and Kelly. Love each of you!!!!!

  3. Bobbye says:

    Oh, my sweet little friend!! God has, indeed, confirmed this was meant for you! I’ve prayed in the middle of the nights for your new friends and their baby girl. Thank you for the specifics!

    I’m sad that as you’re returning, I’m leaving! I’ll be gone a week but will certainly be in touch when I return. Mercy and grace are your attendants. That, and His great love for you and your sweet family of six! Love you!

  4. Lisa Perry says:

    Praising God and praying, lots of praying!!!

  5. Jen says:

    So exciting and thankful everything went smoothly! Can’t wait to see you all!

  6. Teri Bono says:

    I am praying fervently for Kelly and Adam and that baby girl….for sweet, sweet, peaceful sleep on that plane.
    So excited for all of you. Hope I can meet Mia Grace one day too. 🙂

  7. CrazyAuntAnn says:

    Well it’s about time. I love you all.

  8. Mia says:

    Ditto to Crazy Aunt Ann!!! Yeehaw, Texas awaits you all!
    Love you so.

  9. Teresa Medeiros says:

    Praying for a smooth flight home . Many blessings ! OXOXOX

  10. Kathy says:

    Love the imagery of being a US citizen in another land. Just like we are as believers… Heaven’s citizens, temporarily living on foreign soil… A rich analogy.
    We can not wait to see y’all! Love you so!!!!!!!

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