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God’s Promises in Adoption – Our Story

Written by Jessica Nguy


The Nguy Family: Jessica, Thomson, Ellie, and Anderson, adopted September 18, 2012

When we began pursuing adoption in 2010, we never could have
imagined all that we would go through to find the perfect child that God
had intended for us since the beginning of time. We endured countless paperwork
setbacks and grappled with life-changing issues such as which medical
conditions to consider in the waiting children program. In every stage of the
process, America World was there to support us, and through it all, God was
there to guide us along a journey that resembled the Great Wall of China, full
of its twists and turns and ups and downs. Does this sound familiar to
your family?

Though there were difficult moments along our process, God
was faithful and in September, 2012 we traveled with our 3-year-old daughter,
Ellie, to meet our 2-year-old son, Anderson (“Andy”).  Even
when Ellie fell down the steps and broke her collar bone the evening
before our morning flight to Beijing, I knew God would take care of us and give
us all the strength and protection we needed. Shortly before departing, a woman
from my church shared this encouragement: “God has not taken us this far just
to leave us here on our own.”  Daily, I hold fast to that truth as well as
many other of God's promises, including, “Be strong and courageous. Do not
be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) Though there were difficult moments with
our child in China as well as upon returning home, the promises of God are
still our rock. I am so grateful that He is the same yesterday, today, and

There are so many other families who have been through what
you're going through. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to connect
with other families during the process. “Praise to… the God of all
comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in
any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2
Corinthians 1: 3-4) I hope that our story encourages you as you continue in
your adoption journey.

Click here to view a photo
slideshow created by the Nguy family documenting their trip to China.  


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