When we submitted our medical checklist I had a feeling that the number 17 would somehow relate to our adoption process. I know is sounds strange but I really felt like the number 17 held some significance to our adoption. Not in a weird way, I thought it probably meant that when Mia was referred to us that she would be 17 months old. Or maybe we would wait 17 months? Nope we surpassed that waiting 18 1/2 months. Would we get the call on the 17th of the month? Nope we got the call on the 27th of the month. When we finally got the call and Mia was 14 months old I could not figure out how the number 17 fit into our adoption until our travel call came. We received Mia on her 17 month old "birthday." It all made sense and finally the significance of "17" was revealed!