Strong Family Adoption

Nick and Molly Strong
Nick and Molly Strong Plymouth, Indiana

Hello/NiHao (你好)

We are Nick and Molly Strong, currently living in Plymouth, Indiana! 

Our adoption story begins by introducing God, as the author of our story. He’s writing the story of our lives and this chapter is entitled, China Adoption. It’s no surprise God would weave adoption into our story as He has already adopted us into His family. He knows about adoption intimately because he has done it over and over again, all for love. Ephesians 1:5 says, “In love He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.” We also cannot help but think of the beautiful verse: “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Now, we say YES to adopting a child from China and welcoming them into our home as a son or daughter, all for love. 

            We can see that God was preparing us for this moment because even before we married, adoption was on each of our hearts. Molly’s childhood love was China. Anything Chinese, she was attracted to, so it was no surprise that she moved to China at 23 to work at an international school. Nick grew up as a missionary kid in Bolivia, South America. Nick’s Third Culture Kid background shaped his view of culture and led him, eventually, to China as well, to the same international school. We fell in love in the fishbowl, aka, our small expat/international community. Our community was a key example to us of love in action. Many of our friends have adopted over the years (many within China). A key verse in our adoption journey has been: “He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord” (Psalm 113:9). We DO praise the Lord through this process! We are eager to welcome our little one home from China. 

Our great needs in this process are prayer and financial help. Please pray as we prepare our hearts and minds to welcome our child into our family. Please pray our hearts are sensitive to the Holy Spirit as we make decisions in this process. Not our will but His be done. And of course, we have financial needs. We have been blessed with a $3,000 matching grant funded by Maple City Chapel in Goshen, Indiana, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. Whatever is donated will be matched up to $3,000. We are so grateful for this gift! The financial goal set is an estimated amount we still need for our adoption. We are confident our Father will provide for all of our needs. That’s just who He is! Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and love. 

-Molly and Nick Strong 

Financial Support Information:

Checks or Cash:
– Make checks payable to “Lifesong For Orphans”
– In the memo line, note “Strong/9650”. This will ensure your donation gets applied to our account.
– Mail cash or checks to Lifesong For Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
– 100% of cash or check donations go directly to the adoption fund.

Online Donations:
-Click DONATE NOW above!


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Strong 09650”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Raised to date by 57 people
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My Story

Hello/NiHao (你好)

We are Nick and Molly Strong, currently living in Plymouth, Indiana! 

Our adoption story begins by introducing God, as the author of our story. He’s writing the story of our lives and this chapter is entitled, China Adoption. It’s no surprise God would weave adoption into our story as He has already adopted us into His family. He knows about adoption intimately because he has done it over and over again, all for love. Ephesians 1:5 says, “In love He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.” We also cannot help but think of the beautiful verse: “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Now, we say YES to adopting a child from China and welcoming them into our home as a son or daughter, all for love. 

            We can see that God was preparing us for this moment because even before we married, adoption was on each of our hearts. Molly’s childhood love was China. Anything Chinese, she was attracted to, so it was no surprise that she moved to China at 23 to work at an international school. Nick grew up as a missionary kid in Bolivia, South America. Nick’s Third Culture Kid background shaped his view of culture and led him, eventually, to China as well, to the same international school. We fell in love in the fishbowl, aka, our small expat/international community. Our community was a key example to us of love in action. Many of our friends have adopted over the years (many within China). A key verse in our adoption journey has been: “He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord” (Psalm 113:9). We DO praise the Lord through this process! We are eager to welcome our little one home from China. 

Our great needs in this process are prayer and financial help. Please pray as we prepare our hearts and minds to welcome our child into our family. Please pray our hearts are sensitive to the Holy Spirit as we make decisions in this process. Not our will but His be done. And of course, we have financial needs. We have been blessed with a $3,000 matching grant funded by Maple City Chapel in Goshen, Indiana, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. Whatever is donated will be matched up to $3,000. We are so grateful for this gift! The financial goal set is an estimated amount we still need for our adoption. We are confident our Father will provide for all of our needs. That’s just who He is! Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and love. 

-Molly and Nick Strong 

Financial Support Information:

Checks or Cash:
– Make checks payable to “Lifesong For Orphans”
– In the memo line, note “Strong/9650”. This will ensure your donation gets applied to our account.
– Mail cash or checks to Lifesong For Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
– 100% of cash or check donations go directly to the adoption fund.

Online Donations:
-Click DONATE NOW above!


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Strong 09650”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Comments

$52

Jason and Sarah

Sep 13, 2021

“Nick & Molly, Continuing to praying for you guys as you prepare to welcome your little one. Love, Sarah & Jason Stiger”

$100

JOHN

Sep 12, 2021

$100

Chad

Sep 7, 2021

$200

KAREN

Aug 31, 2021

“Praying for you guys in your adoption journey! Some kid is going to be so blessed to have you two as parents! 😊💕”

$35

Scott

Aug 29, 2021

“Love you guys!”

$50

Kristie

Aug 27, 2021

$200

Offline Donation

Aug 25, 2021

$100

Mark & Connie

Aug 23, 2021

“We are very excited for you and believe you will be amazing parents for BaoBao!”

$50

Offline Donation

Aug 23, 2021

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 23, 2021

$1,000

Offline Donation

Aug 23, 2021

$250

Brandt

Aug 22, 2021

$50

Sylvia

Aug 22, 2021

“Hello. Thanks for taking the time and finding me at church time morning. It was a pleasure talking to you. Our family loves your story so we are happy to add to your adoption fund! May God bless your journey and bless you for following your heart! Your friend, Sylvia Horvath”

$1,000

MARK

Aug 22, 2021

$384

Joanna & Ilya

Aug 21, 2021

“Adoption is such a great way to live out God's love for us since we have all been adopted into His family to begin with. We hope and pray that this is just the beginning of many more children being added to the Strong family! Love you both.”

$100

Nao

Aug 21, 2021

“Molly It’s wonderful opportunity to join your family story. Bless you Love Nao”

$25

Offline Donation

Aug 20, 2021

$1,000

Offline Donation

Aug 20, 2021

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 20, 2021

$90

Offline Donation

Aug 20, 2021

$300

Hidden

Aug 19, 2021

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 19, 2021

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 18, 2021

$100

Jon & Jungrok

Aug 17, 2021

“Molly & Nick - So excited for your family. Please keep us updated. Cannot wait to get introduced to your baobao. Please come and visit us! Love you guys - Kings in ATL”

$200

Offline Donation

Aug 17, 2021

$1,000

Liz

Aug 16, 2021

“We are SO THRILLED for you guys! Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to get our littles ones together one day and meet Molly. Ack! What a fabulous journey you are embarking on! Praise the LORD!!!! love, James and Liz Wessel and crew ;)”

$300

Carolyn

Aug 16, 2021

“I'm so excited for your family!”

$200

Michelle

Aug 16, 2021

“We are praying for you all! Love, Nick and Michelle Whitney”

$50

Marry

Aug 16, 2021

“Excited for your family! :)”

$1,000

Matthew

Aug 16, 2021

$200

TJ

Aug 16, 2021

“I'm so blessed to be a part of your God story! I'm so grateful to know you both, and I can't wait to meet up with you all!!”

$50

Offline Donation

Aug 16, 2021

$465

SeWon & SeCheon

Aug 15, 2021

“SeWon and SeCheon's family loves you.”

$200

Kim

Aug 15, 2021

“I love you and pray for you!--Mrs. Kim”

$250

Bridget

Aug 15, 2021

“Molly and Nick, We love you both and are praying for your little BaoBao to join your family! Excited to meet them!”

$400

Seth

Aug 15, 2021

“We love you guys. We are praying for the 3 of you!”

$100

Erin

Aug 15, 2021

“We love you both and are so excited for this next chapter for you! -Doug, Erin, and Harry Breski”

$200

The

Aug 14, 2021

“We are so excited for the blessing that you and Bao Bao will be to each other! We can't wait to meet him/her! We love you Strongs, and it is our joy to watch how the Lord continues to weave your story together!”

$1,000

Brian

Aug 13, 2021

$100

Beth

Aug 13, 2021

“Praying that this whole journey from start to finish is full of joy and laughter!”

$300

Kevin

Aug 13, 2021

“We love you guys! The Josephs”

$200

Susan

Aug 12, 2021

“I miss you so much:) I will keep praying for the whole adoption process.”

$25

Offline Donation

Aug 12, 2021

$100

Denise

Aug 10, 2021

“Praying for you!!! So excited! LOVE YOU!”

$200

Hidden

Aug 10, 2021

“Love you guys!!”

$700

Ian & Anji

Aug 9, 2021

“Wonderful news. We are so glad to have been part of your story in China. We are delighted to hear your latest news - as we were when Nick came into your life. We can't wait to meet both Nick and Bao Bao soon, Covid permitting. Your bed and cot are waiting!! Lots of love to you both.”

$300

Joan

Aug 9, 2021

$200

Hayley & Daniel

Aug 7, 2021

“We're so excited for y'all! What a lucky kid to get to be a part of your family. We're rooting for y'all and hoping the process goes smoothly! Can't wait to meet your little one someday!”

$200

Becki

Aug 7, 2021

“So, so excited for you! Praying now for BaoBao to come home soon.”

$500

Jordan

Aug 6, 2021

“We are so excited for you guys and His plans for this adoption. We will continue to pray for you and open borders in China!”

$1,000

David & Catherine

Aug 6, 2021

$3,000

Offline Donation

Aug 6, 2021

$1,000

Eric and Sarah

Aug 5, 2021

“Nick and Molly, we love you both and hope to see you soon! Love, The Hadtrath’s”

$500

Ed and Karla

Jul 22, 2021

“Nick and Molly, We love you both so very much and can't wait to see this precious little gift in your arms. Bunches of love, Dad and Mom XO XO XO”

$120

Bethany & Corey

Jul 21, 2021

$65

Scott

Jul 19, 2021

$1,266

Offline Donation

Jul 12, 2021