the miracle of adoption

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Every single adoption story that I have ever heard includes some sort of miracle (or many of them!). Our sweet Jadon's adoption is no exception! It is an absolute miracle that our Father brought this precious boy into our family.

At the end of 2002, we were contacted by our adoption agency. They told us that the CCAA wanted to match us with a particular child. We were a bit surprised because this little boy was just 6 months younger than Lily and we had requested either an infant or a child who was around 3 1/2 years old. We told our agency that we would need some time to consider this (we asked them not to send his file). A couple of days later, our agency called back with another referral of a 9 month old little boy. We were excited and assumed that this was child that God had for us. We asked them to email his file.

Our agency ended up sending the files for both boys. We decided, before looking at the files, that we would simply delete the file for the older boy before even opening it. But, we accidentally opened the wrong file, and these were the soulful eyes that looked back at us...

There was just something about this little boy's eyes. We knew that he was our son. We also knew that the 9 month old baby had a much greater chance of being adopted by another family, simply because of his age. God had used an accident as an opportunity to show us our son!

9 years ago today, we met our precious Jadon face to face. What a gift we were given in this wonderful boy!

Jadon requested brownies for his A-day.

(Hey! this picture includes a sneak-peak of our almost-completed kitchen!)

We had a Red Robin gift card that we used for a special dinner out. It wasn't our usual Chinese food, but was wonderful just to be having a fun time all together (celebrating our wonderful son).

Our Jadon is such an affectionate boy! Oh my goodness, I can't imagine not having this boy in our life! Thank you, Jesus, that we opened that file!

Jadon is super-creative and very mechanically-inclined as well!

We love you our amazing, Jadie-boo! Happy adoption day! You are an absolute miracle!!! We're so very glad that you are our son!

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No Greater Love said...

Happy Adoption Day, Jadie. We love you so much!

Nichole said...

Happy Adoption Day Jadie! Thanks for sharing the story...what a wonderful story about how God has a way of speaking to us if we just listen.

P.S. As I was reading down, I was already looking at your kitchen before you even wrote about it....I am TOTALLY IN LOVE with it!!! I've always wanted a bright and airy kitchen with white cabinets and white subway tile backsplash!!! LOVE IT & can't wait for the reveal!

Cheri said...

Wow, what a neat story! I love how God always works these little details out for us without our permission!

Kristen said...

LOVE THIS!!! Happy Adoption Day!!!

Cari said...

He is a very handsome young man! Happy Adoption Day!

Gwen said...

Such a handsome boy-- and so grown up! Happy Adoption Day!

Waitingfaithfully said...

I love Jadon's story! God is always busy behind the scenes-- and so very trustworthy!

Happy Adoption Day, Jadon!

Love and blessings,


P.S. Your guy is so handsome, Sarah!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Looks like your day was super special:)

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