Wednesday, September 12, 2012

End-of-the-Summer Puzzler

Do you remember THIS POST?  We had just sent off our dossier with a big fat check that YOU helped us write. We were fully funded for the second step of the adoption process -- sending in our completed dossier.

So, what's next?  Aside from waiting for our referral (when a child's file is referred to us), we also need to raise $10,000 - 15,000 in order to be able to accept our referral when it comes, as well as purchase our flights and travel package for our first trip to Ethiopia.  This first trip will be to go to court for our adoption proceedings.

With some recent changes to our adoption request, this could be sooner rather than later.  We just confirmed with our agency that we are changing our request from a boy age 0-2, to a boy 0-7.  On the (*unofficial) waiting list here is where we are now:

Infant boy, 0-18 months:  #67
Toddler boy, 19-47 months: #27
Child (either gender) 4 years & older: #12

*disclaimer: this unofficial list is kept by the Ethiopia adoptive parents on our Yahoo group, not by our agency (they don't publish a waiting list).*

Now, in that either-gender-4+years column, there are only 3 people in front of us NOT requesting a girl, which means we are (*unofficially)

#4 for a boy!  

Like I said, this could happen sooner rather than later!


In light of this step in our adoption process...

I have a question...

Do you like giraffes?  

I personally LOVE giraffes.  I'm fascinated by them.  They are my most favorite wild animal - see?

I almost planted a big kiss on this one.  She was too fast (=

Well, it's been some time since we've had an active fundraiser.  We've had this Puzzle Fundraiser waiting in the wings all summer for just the right time.

African Spots by Lori Schory
A 700+ piece shaped jigsaw puzzle

Here's how the fundraiser works:
  • You sponsor a piece of the puzzle for $10 each piece (or 2, or 7, or 10 *wink)
  • We write your name on the back of the puzzle piece and email you a picture of your sponsored piece(s).
  • Once all the pieces are sponsored (there are over 700!) we'll glue and frame the puzzle in two-sided glass frame so we can just turn that baby over and see all of your names and know who helped bring home our Little Rogi #4.
Here's how YOU can become a piece of our adoption puzzle:

or at the top of the side bar to the right ---------> 

  • This will take you to a secure site where you can donate through **   $10/piece of the puzzle you sponsor.
  • Please note how many pieces you would like to sponsor in the comments box.
  • Not too keen on online transactions?  You can also write a check, put our names (Khris and Michelle Rogers) in the memo line of your check, and mail it directly to:
251 West Central Ave., #278
Springboro, OH 45066

Be sure to leave a comment below so we can put you name on the back of your puzzle piece(s)
  • We promise to use all donations soley for the purpose of our adoption.
Let's bring Little Rogi #4 home!
Click the picture to be directed to  our AdoptTogether profile.

**Check out the How It Works page at to see how this organization handles our donations (we receive 100%!)

BIG Thanks & MUCH Love to you all 
~Khris & Michelle

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