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Noah's Adoption Story
Noah's Adoption Story

I was an RN in the NICU when a little boy was born who was being put up for adoption. I tried finding him a home with two parents. Everyone that we asked had the same reply "If he was normal, I would take him." You see, Noah was born with Down syndrome and a possible heart problem. I wanted to adopt him, but the adoption fees were too high.   

One Sunday, my family and I went to eat lunch and my grandmother told me that she had the money for the adoption. It covered everything, but $100 dollars. In church that night, I felt like God was telling me that everything would be fine. The next day, my mom contacted a lawyer’s office to see if a single woman could adopt. The birth mom wanted to meet me first. We set up a meeting that afternoon. We talked for a while and I heard her story. 

At that time, he had two weeks left in the NICU. I had a little time to get a nursery prepared. My mom and I went shopping for a few things. We met my dad later that night to eat supper when I received a phone call from the birth mother. My heart was pounding. I didn’t know what she was going to say. I was afraid she would tell me that she didn’t want me to adopt him. She had just gotten a phone call from the NICU doctor and he said he would be able to come home in two days.

They had no idea about my decision. I was just so excited and had to see him that night. My mom and I went to see him in NICU and told everyone there what I was planning on doing. They were all so excited for me. His nurse that night said when she left that morning; he still had IVs and wires everywhere. He had a tube going into his nose for his feedings because he would not drink from a bottle. He was also in an incubator because he wouldn’t maintain his temperature outside of it. When she got to work Monday night, he was in an open crib, drinking out of a bottle, and did not have an IV or extra wires anywhere. She said he improved so quickly because he knew he found a home that night. 

I believe this is God showing me that all things are possible if you just believe in Him. We went to the lawyer’s office Tuesday and signed the papers. I brought him home Wednesday in a borrowed car seat. I took him to church that night and let my church family meet and pray for him. The adoption became final September 12, 2006. He is a smart, happy, healthy little boy and I am blessed to have him in my life.




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Beverly Ryan, United States, CT
12/2/2012 12:06:12 PM
God does work in mysterious ways and Noah is a blessing from God.

Sam Marks, United States, LA
11/8/2012 9:08:10 PM
Voted for Noah!

Carla Montgomery, United States, TN
11/7/2012 4:39:37 PM
Wonderful story about beautiful people!

Regina Sarno, United States, PA
11/3/2012 3:04:15 PM
This is a real story of NO child left behind!

Laurie M, United States, FL
11/2/2012 9:17:15 PM
beautiful story and child

Laurie M, United States, FL
11/2/2012 9:16:20 PM
Beautiful story and beautiful child

Christine Savage, United States, IL
11/2/2012 6:45:29 PM
What a heart warming story of a mom and her love for her son. And the power of God.

Lori Walker, United States, NC
11/1/2012 11:53:12 AM
great story...had me crying like usual:)

Susan Capuano, United States, VA
11/1/2012 11:11:29 AM
This story brought tears of joy to my eyes. I can only pray that this new family will continue to be richly blessed in the years to come. Frankly, this story should be told to any woman receiving a prenatal diagnosis. Perhaps, she would think twice before having an abortion.

Misty Christy, United States, LA
10/25/2012 8:47:22 PM
Vote for Noah's Adoption Story

Recie Sullivan, United States, LA
10/6/2012 10:51:12 AM
Bless this precious angel!!!

Mandy Freeman, United States, LA
10/5/2012 9:26:08 PM
Beautiful boy and so sweet!

Lesa Sepulvado, United States, LA
10/5/2012 9:11:31 PM
I have never doubted that God is always in control and stories like this just confirm it even more. God had a plan for this child and he is such a blessing to everyone that knows him.

Jessie Sepulvado, United States, LA
10/5/2012 9:06:36 PM
Wondeful story.

jeanette sue caillouet, United States, LA
10/5/2012 7:42:35 PM
THAT IS AN AWESOME STORY ,GOD IS GOOD AT ALL TIMES.

Jodi Avery, United States, LA
10/5/2012 6:42:06 PM
Precious!!!

Debbie Armstrong, United States, TX
10/5/2012 6:38:23 PM
I hope you win!

Jeepers, United States, IN
10/5/2012 6:21:41 PM
I love watching Noah grow up happy and healthy.

Liz Eubanks , United States, OK
10/5/2012 6:05:51 PM
Wonderful story

Rebecca Osborn, United States, LA
10/5/2012 5:36:48 PM
God Bless this precious soul!

Martha Compton, United States, AR
10/5/2012 5:33:44 PM
God Bless Noah and his mom!

Amy wright, United States, LA
10/5/2012 11:26:05 AM
Awesome story! God bless you and your beautiful son.

Suzette P, United States, MS
10/5/2012 10:09:05 AM
I remember all to well. I am very proud to say I am friends with a family who chose special needs.

Suzette P, United States, MS
10/5/2012 10:06:01 AM
I remember all too well the beginning. Am very proud of this family for caring

Kim Malone, United States, MS
10/3/2012 7:55:29 PM
Jessica your story of how you came to adopt Noah touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes! What a blessing, the Lord brought you and Noah together! Jessica I have known your family all my life, as I grew up with your Mom and Aunt Sherry however about 22 years ago I moved to MS and lost contact with alot of friends in La. Thanks to f/b I reconnected with your Mom and Aunt Sherry months ago and I have been seeing all the comments & pics of Noah and wondering about the precious little boy! What a blessing the Lord has giving to a wonderful family! Kim

Lennie Azzouni, United States, LA
10/3/2012 7:31:07 PM
i love this little boy

lillian cox, United States, LA
10/3/2012 6:48:30 PM
Noah you are a blessing to our family we all love you

Rita Love, United States, IN
10/3/2012 2:05:07 PM
I love hearing stories about Noah. He is very lucky to have his family and their love. I love seeing pictures of Noah too!!

Rita J. Love, United States, IN
10/3/2012 2:02:26 PM
I love Noah and his family. I love seeing his pictures and hearing stories about him.

Linda Foster, United States, ME
10/3/2012 12:21:24 PM
So glad to vote for Noah and his mom. Noah you are a terrific helper with all the dogs Sherry fosters and you do such a good job!

Cathy Bond, United States, LA
10/3/2012 12:05:27 PM
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Stephanie Wyles, United States, LA
10/3/2012 10:18:11 AM
I still remember the day Noah's mom came to me and told me that she had found a baby and she so much wanted to adopt him.I was so happy for her.I know she is a wonderful person inside and out and works hard,and I had watch her with my baby girl and I knew the moment she told me about adopting Noah she would be a great mother.The day they brought Noah home and I looked into that handsome little face it was meant to be.It was god telling me he was meant to be a part of our family.When the adoption was finalized was one of the happiest days of my life.I am so great full that I got to be there that day and be a part of that was just amazing.I am very thankful to be a part of this wonderful and amazing family.I love you guys and Love you Noah Bug!! Thank you Jessica for bringing this wonderful little boy into our lives!!

Kimberly, United States, LA
10/1/2012 10:52:55 PM
Praise God! The world needs more loving people in this world like you. I have a cousin with DS.

Karla Brantley, United States, LA
10/1/2012 9:51:02 PM
Noah is one of the biggest gifts that God has placed in my life. He is a miracle from God and we are so thankful that is birth mom allowed us to become his family. He has far exceded what was expexcted of him.

Candace, Canada,
10/1/2012 9:35:05 PM
What a Very Wonderful and Touching Story.

karen smith, United States, LA
10/1/2012 4:30:02 PM
Touching story!

gina villarrubia, United States, LA
10/1/2012 3:12:27 PM
this is a happy beautiful child!

Lindsay peters, United States, LA
10/1/2012 2:31:55 PM
Noah has my vote!!

Alisa Armfield, United States, LA
10/1/2012 1:50:09 PM
Hey Noah man!!! GOOD LUCK!!! We love and support you buddy!! -Jonathan, Alisa, Nathan, & Claira!!

Debbi HErford, United States, LA
10/1/2012 9:12:55 AM
I took care of you one night in NICU. You were the best baby there.

Donna Sasser, United States, LA
10/1/2012 9:09:12 AM
great family!! good luck!

Michelle Cochran, United States, LA
10/1/2012 8:57:23 AM
Good luck Noah!

angie ebey, United States, LA
10/1/2012 8:00:32 AM
Love this family! Love this story of hope!

Brandy Shannon, United States, LA
10/1/2012 7:44:55 AM
There has never been a more perfect match than Noah for Jessica and Jessica for noah!! Those two hearts were meant to be mother and child:) we love you both!

sandra richard, United States, LA
10/1/2012 6:52:31 AM
we love our noah

sandra richard, United States, LA
10/1/2012 6:48:35 AM
we love our noah

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