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Mia Grace

On July 13, 2015, Posted by , in Adoption, Adoption Journey, With 39 Comments

Family and Friends, meet Mia Grace! There simply are no words to describe the supernatural joy and peace that comes when they place your child in your arms.


(I couldn’t get the whole video to download – only just this first clip. Will try to post more later.)


The girls first time to hold her…




Sisterly Love –

We wasted no time in getting into matching dresses – why else do you have four girls if you can’t have them match?!?


And finally, my favorite moment of the day – time in Daddy’s lap –



Mia Grace has been with our family for three hours now, and she has yet to make a peep. She simply takes everything in with those big beautiful brown eyes and stares at us all. She is like a live doll. The biggest surprise of all when they handed her to us was that she has already had her cleft lip and palate surgery! We had no idea! She had the surgery back in November before we were even matched!

So…let the adventure begin! It is truly surreal holding this sweet petite little girl in my lap. She is precious beyond words and truly, now, Mine…Ours…Our Mia.

39 Comments so far:

  1. Bobbye says:

    Well, doesn’t God just continue to outdo himself!!!! Talk about tears!!! I can’t get enough of these pictures! Thank you and praise you, Jesus, for this gift from Your heart! She looks like a Madame Alexander baby doll!!! Perfect in every way!!! Oh! I can’t WAIT to make her a cake!!!! I love you, Mia Grace Baker!!!!

  2. Jane and Ralph says:

    Wow! Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Brought tears to our eyes. Overjoyed beyond words and grateful to the Lord for His amazing provision, grace and favor.
    She is beautiful and we can’t wait to hold her in person. So glad you are all there as a family and experiencing this together. The girls look amazing together!
    We love all 6 of you!

  3. Catalina Booth says:

    Susannah & Jason

    I don’t know if you remember me but we were all served in the high school ministry at SBC back when we were all single. In amy case, a mutual friend reposted your blog on FB and I read the wonderful news. I am rejoicing for y’all that Mia Grace is now with you her forever family. I will be praying for y’all and the transitions to come.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Tears! So happy for you and filled with joy of seeing God’s goodness! Enjoy:)

  5. Jacky says:

    Oh my goodness! Congrats! These pictures are incredible…the girls holding her and the last one of her looking Jason in the eyes! She looks so curious. Now…..a picture of momma holding Mia grace please :)!! Welcome Mia Grace!!!!

  6. Teri Bono says:

    Well, I’m weeping looking at the picture of the girl in the bed—that look on Lillian’s face–pure love. And Mia Grace looking at Jason. We’re missing a photo of YOU and your daughter! 🙂 That’s amazing about the surgery–at first I thought they gave you the wrong baby!
    Susannah, Jason and girls—I am so happy for you! I hope I will be able to meet this little one at some point when y’all get home.

  7. Teri Bono says:

    Well, I’m weeping looking at the picture of the girls in the bed—that look on Lillian’s face–pure love. And Mia Grace looking at Jason. We’re missing a photo of YOU and your daughter! 🙂 That’s amazing about the surgery–at first I thought they gave you the wrong baby!
    Susannah, Jason and girls—I am so happy for you! I hope I will be able to meet this little one at some point when y’all get home.

  8. Nona says:

    She is so beautiful!!! I keep looking at her precious face. What a gift she is to you and to all of us. So thankful for all the updates and now the pictures of your Mia Grace. I can’t wait to hold her and look into her big brown eyes in person. Love all 6 of you!!!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Ok. . . I want to see more of that video!!! How incredible that y’all documented such a miraculous moment! She is absolutely precious in every way! 🙂 I am so thankful that God has blessed you with such a special little girl 🙂

  10. Mel says:

    There are just no words!!! Thank You, Lord!! She is beautiful and all of your smiles say it all! Thank you for sharing each step!! Wow!

  11. Chad says:

    God is good! She is beautiful and we can’t wait to meet her.

  12. Sarah says:

    She is precious and beautiful!! I have tears streaming down my face as I look at these pictures! Congrats on your beautiful family of six!!! Amazing!! God is so GOOD!!

  13. Kay says:

    Amazing!!!!! So powerful and so beautiful

  14. Jennifer says:

    Happy tears!! She’s precious and she looks so peaceful with everyone! God is great! We definitely need a picture of the two of you.

  15. Kristen says:

    I woke up so eager to check my email and see this post. Mia Grace is beautiful and I love seeing her in each of your arms. So thankful. Enjoy sweet mama! Praying for your time together as a family of 6!

  16. Kimberly says:

    I had to look at all the pictures and video three times!! She is beautiful and I love seeing the girls fully embrace their new sister. Praying that she bonds with each of you more and more every hour and that your days are sweet together as a family of SIX!!!!!!

  17. Traci says:

    Such precious pictures!! She is adorable and everyone looks so happy! Wish we could all be there with you. God is so good!

  18. Mia Ince says:

    I don’t think I slept last night…kept checking for an update! It’s a dream come true to finally see my grand daughter with her new family. We are all riveted to this story because it’s the Gospel…our story as well. Mia Grace is beautiful and her dark hair and eyes contrasted with the girl’s hair and eyes is striking. Each of the girls has such a special and unique expression while holding her…Caroline finally has her baby, Lizzie has a little sister to cuddle, and Lillian has a sister to nurture. And seeing her with her daddy is all too sweet. She looks like she feels safe in Jason’s arms. I am so excited for you all!
    love you so.

  19. Steve says:

    Amazing!! Mia Grace is beautiful, such a beautiful family…thanks for sharing with us and letting us be a part of your story.

  20. CrazyAuntAnn says:

    Beautiful! Love you all.

  21. Haley says:

    I couldn’t get to my phone fast enough when I work up this morning!!! She’s beautiful…what a gift to many! Your other 3 are glowing! Thank you for letting us walk alongside you on this amazing journey! Now we can’t wait to meet our cousin!!!

  22. Lindsay says:

    She. Is. Perfect. She truly looks like a little doll!!!!! I keep watching the clip over and over!!! There are just no sufficient words that can describe what you all must be feeling, the love, joy, excitement, relief that this day has finally arrived! Praying for the next week that your new family bonds, laughs, rests, and truly enjoys and embraces every…..single…moment. God is so good!!!!

  23. Laura Grace says:

    Sus, she is just precious!! We cannot wait to get our arms around her as well! Thank you for taking the time to post pictures – so good to be able to see Mia Grace, and y’all! Praying for these coming days as a family before heading back to TX. Sending our love to you 6!

  24. Steve and Mary Klein says:

    Steve and I have been going over and over the amazing pictures and video and are so thrilled for you all and Mia Grace. She is absolutely precious and we are beyond excited! Love the book your girls are holding:) Hard to express how deeply we feel for ya’ll getting to experience the miracle of adoption of your adorable youngest daughter!

  25. Barbara "Baker" jones says:

    She is a doll!! Oh y’all she is perfect!
    loving all of these pictures and video!
    Happy tears and so much joy! 😀

  26. Maggie Aquaro says:

    I woke up in the middle of the night and prayed, prayed, prayed! So excited for you all! Thank you for taking time to post in the midst of everything going on.

    God is so good- from His perfect timing to the way He orchestrates the details of the journeys He takes us on, like Mia Grace’s surgery prior to her arrival home. I needed to be reminded of that today…

    Much love to you and Jason and your FOUR sweet girls!!!


  27. Berger Family says:

    So happy that this day is finally here for you, Susannah and Jason. Congratulations!
    Thinking and praying for all of you. Mia is adorable. Lillian, Lizzie and Caroline’s faces are filled with so much anticipation, excitement and joy. Praying that God gives Mia a sense of His security this week through you, Jason and the girls. Have a wonderful week enjoying the “Very Last, First Time of Meeting Mia!” May God bless this most wonderful and special time in the life of your family. Love from the Berger Family

  28. Kate says:

    So excited to wake up and read this post! She is a beautiful gift from God. What favor He has shown your whole family. Grateful that your story is bringing my husband and I back around to the conversations of adoption.

  29. Kathy says:

    Oh, the JOY of this sweet union!!! I went in for labs at 7:30 this morning with a huge smile on my face – and my eyes glued to the pictures on my phone! (…and now all the early staff at the clinic knows Mia Grace’s precious face, too! What fun to share with them God’s goodness, His unfailing love poured out in abundance as we slept last night!) I’m absolutely giddy with excitement and love for this amazing gift! She is amazingly beautiful! And the over-the-top Grace of God that you can bring her home without the dread of surgery! Our God continually demonstrates His goodness and tender care! Oh sweet family!!! We love you!!!!!!!

  30. Shelley says:

    More than you could have asked or imagined. She is so beautiful !! It has been so emotional for us too as we followed along. Thank you for including us. She is a blessed child to be brought into your family.
    Love you

  31. Lauren Baker says:

    Crying over here! Thank you Lord! What a beautiful day!

    Couldn’t sleep last night and my thoughts and prayers kept going to y’all.

    Love y’all, Baker 6!!

  32. Ana Ince says:

    Wow!!! We finally have our Mia Grace! She looks so at peace in everyone’s arms. Can’t wait to hold her! Love you, enjoy the rest of the time in China!

  33. Carri says:

    WHOOP!!!!! Hope you can hear us from Houston . . . WHOOP!!!!
    She is beautiful!!! Congratulations!!! God has given you such a precious gift to add to your incredible family!!!
    Happy tears are flowing and happy dance is goin’ on!

  34. Leigh Mc says:

    These are your “peeps,” Mia, darling–the ones God planned to love you all your life!!! So happy for the six of you, and thanking God for these precious first days. (Funny thing–God, in His providence–timed the AC failure at my house just right. What else can you do from 12 to 2 a.m. when it’s 85 degrees in your bedroom and too hot to sleep, but pray for people you love???)

  35. Lisa Perry says:

    Crying tears of joy!! Truly SO excited for the Baker 6!!!

  36. Annie says:

    What incredible moments! So much joy captured in these pictures and words. The Lord definitely planned a special girl for a special family!

  37. Teresa Medeiros says:

    I just can’t stop looking at all the pictures . It is just AMAZING what God does ! Wow ! so happy for all of you . She is precious ! The girls are such sweet big sisters !

    • susannahbaker says:

      Your burp cloths traveled all the way with us to China! I. Ant wait for MG to know Teresa’s loving presence! We love you, Rees and Momo!

  38. Jess says:


    Thank you so much for posting these precious pictures and putting your beautiful words to them!! It is such a blessing to be able to follow you all on this incredible journey! Mia Grace is absolutely precious and we cannot wait to meet her!!! Our hearts are rejoicing in all that God has done!!!

    Love to the Baker 6!!

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