Friday, March 2, 2012

Officially Waiting

Well, it's official... we are in the waiting stage of adoption.
We were able to send our dossier to America World
mid-week last week and our dossier was sent off to Ethiopia today -
DTE 03/02/2012!

We would like to thank everyone who made this possible. You know who you are...

those who donated their sales from
their garage sale last summer

those who donated all their saved-up change

those who purchased BD's Mongolian BBQ tickets

those who bought raffle tickets
and  Christmas ornaments

those who gave us a month of free rent and said,
"put it in your adoption fund."

those who have bought Just Love Coffee
(we've raised $199 so far!)

those who have bought Wild Olive Tees

those who bought Pampered Chef (we raised $230!)

those who gave cash to our kids at church saying,
"this is for your baby--give it to your mom." 

those who have blessed us with checks
of no small significance

the Adult Bible Fellowship from Grace Brethren
who took up an offering for our adoption
at their Christmas party

those who lovingly clicked on that yellow donate button
that goes directly to our PayPal adoption fund.

Depending on the adoption country, the cost of adoption is anywhere from $25,000 - $40,000.  With the submission of our dossier, we have reached the
1/2-way point in our adoption finances.  The financial burden of this call to adoption has definitely become lighter.  We have been overwhelmed by your love and support and are so grateful, glorifying God for each one of you who have joined us on this adoption journey.

"The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
and give you peace."
(Numbers 6:24-26 NASB)

We will update again soon with some more opportunities to join our adoption journey...
Much love in Christ,
Khris & Michelle


  1. WAHOO!!!!!!!!!! Oh man, I LOVE this!!!!!! SO happy for you guys!!!! And, um, totally can't wait to see you guys next weekend!!!!!! Let the rejoicing begin! I think this is the second best thing to getting your referral...actually being on the DTE list!!!! :D

  2. Congratulations, Rogers!! I am so happy to see an official DTE date! WOOHOO! We continue to pray!