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Adoption Stories: “The Day We Met Our Son”

You may remember the Renfrow family from a March 22, 2018 blog post and another March 27, 2018 blog post as they shared their China adoption experience.

Today we wanted to share one of their blog entries from the day they met their son, Jackson, for the first time…

March 19, 2018

“We’ve waited for this day for a long time, and here we are about to leave our hotel to go meet our son. I just sat my family down and made sure they understood that today is going to be both incredibly joyful and incredibly sad. It will be filled with love and filled with more trauma than we can possibly comprehend. Today will be messy as imperfect love meets tremendous brokenness. I fully expect today to be very difficult, but if we are going to be a part of gluing back together the broken pieces, we can’t be afraid of cutting ourselves on the sharp edges. That’s the gospel of reconciliation. Feel free to remind me later that I said all of this. For now, it’s time to go meet our boy. We’d appreciate your prayers as we step out in faith and as we learn more about our own brokenness today. We love you all.”

Adoption is a beautiful thing, but it always begins with brokenness. Praise be to God that He restores! That is the Spirit of Adoption.


At this very moment, there are children in China like Jackson who are waiting for a forever family. If your family is interested in learning more about adoption or considering a China adoption, please contact our China staff at China@awaa.org for more information. Families can view our China Adoption page for more information on children who are currently available and waiting for families.

Are you considering another adoptive country? Email Info@awaa.org or call us at 800-429-3369 with questions about our Haiti or India programs. Great information is available about all our programs on our Programs Page too.

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