Friends, it is good to be able to update you on the latest turn in our adoption journey for One More Rohrer! We do have good news to share! (Let's go back to go forwards.) After our first failed adoption...we of course were shocked and reeling from the loss and hurt. The little girl we thought we 'had' was not to be. Then, 2 days later the same agency called us saying a little girl was born at the local hospital, would we be interested? Yes! Of course...this must have been God's sovereign plan all along, right? No. That adoption failed as well. So...we lost 2 girls in a matter of 5 days. The grief was hard, instant and real. And our family returned home with empty arms. How quickly the picture we had in our minds vanished. Gone. Departed.
But our prayer of adding to our family was not. We were not done. Not crushed. Not hopeless. The verse that had been pressed in my heart during our years of infertility came back to me in another layer. A different shade...but the validity rang out just as clear and true. 'Be strong...take courage and wait for the Lord.' To know that He is good in your mind because He is True, goes against everything in our flesh. We couldn't see His goodness. We didn't feel His goodness. But we knew it. We read it in His word. So we had to stay there, even if we didn't feel it. We hid in His promises. He didn't leave, He was our refuge. Our circumstances, our finances, our time, our energy, our future all had been altered in one phone call. (Okay...actually two phone calls.) But He didn't fail us. Have you been there? When you walked by faith. Not by sight. Not by emotions. Not even by common sense. Not knowing the end...it is hard. It is exhausting. It is a test. However, our spirit was most certainly encouraged by Him and by those around us. Thank you family and friends who hurt and supported us. What a wonderful reassurance from you that we did not walk the path alone. Never. However you showed care and concern, it was so very much appreciated. His comfort was seen in you.
And so here we are again, He has lead us again for 'another' adoption journey!
After returning home, we began praying about another situation we received from the adoption agency (same agency in Florida). We reached out for counsel and after some more prayer we did decide to take another step of faith. Another way to be courageous and strong, stepping onto that 'roller coaster' once again! We accepted knowing He is the author of what our family looks like. This adoption and situation is different. But He is not. In one big way this adoption is different is that this little one is not a girl. (I know...all the pink...will turn to blue!) Our little boy is due on Monday, October 12th. Here we go again to One More Rohrer 'Boy'! We continue to pray for the safety of our birth mother and also our son. We do not know many details, but we lift all the concerns and our expectations up to Him. The time is short for our family to make another trip to Florida our countdown is 5 weeks, if she doesn't come early!
As we prepare our hearts and hope...would you join us again? Join us in prayer for our family to honor Him again. No matter the outcome. As we said before, there are no guarantees in adoption. It grieved our hearts knowing how generous and kind you were to give financially, with gifts, and supporting us with the resources you had, to lighten our load and then to know the reality that some of it was gone. Although we did not lose all of our money in our failed adoption, we lost a portion for the care of our birth mom and baby girl prior to the change of her decision. It was unexpected and most certainly was heavy on our hearts, for you all were so kind and loving towards us, this little one, but more importantly to Him. In the end it was not wasted...not in vain. And on that thought, we continue to ask Him to provide what we need to bring our baby boy home. To be honest, adoption is not a light endeavor...emotionally, financially or mentally. The process is long, and now, it seems even 'longer' and more of an 'obstacle'. However, your prayers and financial support during our adoption journey have pointed us to His faithfulness time and time again. May we once again, come before Him to see what He has in store for our family...and His glory! We hope in Him. We give to Him. We trust in Him.
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