Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Alabama Adoption Story

Jerry Green writes about his daughter from Jiangxi, the same province Ally is from.

A miracle from China
HARVEST — Sept. 24, 2004, in Yongxiu County, Jiangxi Province, China was for one young woman a day of agonizing decision about what to do with a newborn child she could not keep. Even though it is a largely neglected province, Jiangxi has enjoyed a distinguished place in China’s history. Though China itself is a young country, having been founded in 1949, its varied civilizations are thousands of years old. Jiangxi is often hailed as “The Cradle of Red China.” It was here, in the Jinggang Mountains, that Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong) began developing his philosophy of government and leadership.

Jiangxi life is demanding, full of tough choices. Many of its citizens live in unimaginable poverty. Rural communities are dotted with shacks without electricity, plumbing, or even doors in many cases. Yet for all of this, the people of this region are hospitable and friendly.

It is from this region that God birthed a miracle for our family. We are the Greens: Jerry, Connie and Austin and the miracle that God performed in our lives is the addition of Lily Grace, through the miracle of adoption.


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