One More Rohrer

Mike & Peggy Lynne Rohrer
Mike & Peggy Lynne Rohrer Washington Boro, Pennsylvania

Dear Family & Friends,

We are truly thankful for being at this point in our adoption journey, which started early on in our marriage…but if you think this story is about us, you would be wrong.  This story is about God.  And how He alone works in, through and around every circumstance to bring Himself glory.  No matter the road, whether smooth or rough.  Dark or dappled with sunlight He delights in bringing hope and life when it all appears lost.

 So, for us, we will begin when having children seemed hopeless.

We had dealt with infertility for well over a decade, and the struggle was a difficult one.  The season was dry and often lonely.  As anyone knows when expectations aren’t met and hope fades, it’s a sad place to be. And with each year in our marriage, the joy of holding our baby seemed far off. The years rolled by celebrating four years together.  Then seven years…then nine years.  And yes, moving to the next decade together, just the two of us.  However, with the infertility challenges we faced, God was placing adoption on our hearts. Ever so slowly, and by His grace He gave us a hope and a love for a person we had not met yet. We have grown passionate about adding to our family ever since we did a foster care training years ago.  

Ironically, our dream for adoption had grown even more after we were given the gift of biological children.  Yes!  In our 14th year of marriage God gave what only He could give.  A child.  Fashioned by His hands for our family! Oh the joy! But make no mistake, our desire is to provide a loving family for another of His eternal treasures. This child too, is fashioned by His hands for our family. 

This journey has been humbling, full of His comfort, care and direction. Our journey started with Him and it still is!

So at this point we are pursuing domestic adoption through Christian Adoption Consultants, more than likely from the state of Florida.  We could not have imagined this is what we would be compelled to do 22 years ago when we were married.  But He is leading us…and He has provided almost $10,000 of the $40,000 we need to add one more Rohrer! The cost has felt like a 'moving target' as we had to adjust and factor in agencies fees, lawyer fees, medical unknowns for baby and mother, and travel.  However, God has blessed us with a group of people who will match your tax-deductible donations up to $15,000. Every gift received with be doubled! We know this type of endeavor would not be possible without the generosity of others! Your contribution will help us to bring our baby home!

Would you be willing to join us in God’s story for our family?  With excitement and humbleness...The Rohrer Family 

*Feel free to share this with family and friends


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 “Rohrer 8543”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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 70 people
 of  $30,000
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My Story

Dear Family & Friends,

We are truly thankful for being at this point in our adoption journey, which started early on in our marriage…but if you think this story is about us, you would be wrong.  This story is about God.  And how He alone works in, through and around every circumstance to bring Himself glory.  No matter the road, whether smooth or rough.  Dark or dappled with sunlight He delights in bringing hope and life when it all appears lost.

 So, for us, we will begin when having children seemed hopeless.

We had dealt with infertility for well over a decade, and the struggle was a difficult one.  The season was dry and often lonely.  As anyone knows when expectations aren’t met and hope fades, it’s a sad place to be. And with each year in our marriage, the joy of holding our baby seemed far off. The years rolled by celebrating four years together.  Then seven years…then nine years.  And yes, moving to the next decade together, just the two of us.  However, with the infertility challenges we faced, God was placing adoption on our hearts. Ever so slowly, and by His grace He gave us a hope and a love for a person we had not met yet. We have grown passionate about adding to our family ever since we did a foster care training years ago.  

Ironically, our dream for adoption had grown even more after we were given the gift of biological children.  Yes!  In our 14th year of marriage God gave what only He could give.  A child.  Fashioned by His hands for our family! Oh the joy! But make no mistake, our desire is to provide a loving family for another of His eternal treasures. This child too, is fashioned by His hands for our family. 

This journey has been humbling, full of His comfort, care and direction. Our journey started with Him and it still is!

So at this point we are pursuing domestic adoption through Christian Adoption Consultants, more than likely from the state of Florida.  We could not have imagined this is what we would be compelled to do 22 years ago when we were married.  But He is leading us…and He has provided almost $10,000 of the $40,000 we need to add one more Rohrer! The cost has felt like a 'moving target' as we had to adjust and factor in agencies fees, lawyer fees, medical unknowns for baby and mother, and travel.  However, God has blessed us with a group of people who will match your tax-deductible donations up to $15,000. Every gift received with be doubled! We know this type of endeavor would not be possible without the generosity of others! Your contribution will help us to bring our baby home!

Would you be willing to join us in God’s story for our family?  With excitement and humbleness...The Rohrer Family 

*Feel free to share this with family and friends


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 “Rohrer 8543”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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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Update? Waiting and Praying!

October 13, 2019

Hello!

Thank you!  To everyone who has given to our adoption journey, to those who have prayed and continue to pray for us, and to all who have connected with us in one way or another to ask where we are at in this whole process!  Thank you…for each one of you are a support to us, and for that we are grateful.

We are very thankful for the financial support we have received so far, for the funds that were raised now allows us to present to any situation. (That is wonderful hurdle to be over!). Now our prayers change, focusing on reaching our fundraising goal by the time our adoption is matched and finalized. 

Our webpage on Mystory will remain open to receive donations until our adoption is finalized, due to the various ‘unknowns’ in the whole adoption process.  Which is a blessing to us!         We desire to keep you all in the loop,  and one way for us to do that is if you subscribe for our updates.  You may simply go to the right hand side of the screen, you will see there is a “Share my Story” box.  The last tab is labeled “Receive Story Updates”, click on that, insert your email and you will receive an email every time we post an update in our adoption journey.

However, at this point, there is no ‘new’ news to share with you except we continue to pray for a match.  It can be a long, tedious process.  Or can happen within days of finding a situation to present to. So we wait.  And pray.  And that is our update. 😉  As we wait, would you pray along with us?  He is directing this all.  He is loving us and loving this special Momma and child.  Pray our hearts would be content in the wait.  He would supply not only finances, but also the peace and wisdom we need.  And that He would continue to be glorified in this journey of adding another to our family! 

Our hearts are filled with excitement…keep praying…and we’ll keep you posted, friends!  

Thank you again!

Michael, Peggy Lynne, Asher, Aiden, Cora and Baby #4

 

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Matching Gift Extended!

August 28, 2019

Thank you everyone who has given so far!  We are grateful for the generosity of family and friends alike to help take the next to bring our child home!  We are excited knowing each day we are closer to the reality of meeting this little person face-to-face.  

We also wanted to make your aware that our matching gift is extended until September 14th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to double your donation and help us to reach our $15,000 goal!

Please feel free to share our story along to others that you may know…and continue to pray for us.  We appreciate it.  

Mike and Peggy Lynne

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Jon

Oct 13, 2019

“Blessings, Jon and Amy Rovers”

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Roger

Sep 14, 2019

“Blessings on you Mike and Peggy, you are a very special family and couple for sure. We admire you, are encouraged by your lives, and are so grateful to journey with you in this life. love you very much, Roger & Sherry”

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Sep 14, 2019

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Eileen

Sep 11, 2019

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Sep 10, 2019

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Sep 9, 2019

“Blessings to your family! Excited to watch it grow!”

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Thomas & Susan

Sep 9, 2019

“We pray God's richest blessing on this new adventure in your life.”

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Jared

Sep 9, 2019

“Thank you for being willing to a serve in this way! Great job guys!”

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Sep 6, 2019

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Sharon

Sep 3, 2019

“Mike and Peggy Lynne, What a surprise to hear of your endeavors. May God bless you richly! Honored to help in this manner to add to your family:)”

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Tim

Sep 3, 2019

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Farid Winny

Sep 3, 2019

“Blessings to you as you are waiting on the Lord. Love you guys :)”

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Aug 20, 2019

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Aug 20, 2019

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Jennifer (Aunt Chen)

Aug 15, 2019

“I can not wait to love on my niece or nephew!!!! ❤️😘❤️ Love you all!”

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Asher

Aug 13, 2019

“Can't wait to meet my new brother or sister. I wonder what your name is?”

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Barbara

Aug 9, 2019

“This child will be SO blessed to be in the Rohrer family!”

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Ted

Aug 8, 2019

“Nothing but happy thoughts for you and your family.”

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Sandra

Aug 6, 2019

“Best wishes!”

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Eugene

Aug 6, 2019

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Aug 3, 2019

“We love you and are praying for you all!”

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Ojoma Edeh

Aug 2, 2019

“We are praying for your family as you prepare to bring your baby home.”

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Linda

Aug 1, 2019

“Love the way your heart loves what God loves❤”

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Ran & Kim

Aug 1, 2019

“So proud of you both! We can’t wait to see who the Lord has picked to bless our family! ONE MORE ROHRER!”

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Jul 31, 2019

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Kere

Jul 30, 2019

“Blessings to you family.”

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Jul 30, 2019

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Jacqueline

Jul 30, 2019

“God Bless!!”

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T&C

Jul 30, 2019

“Awesome! We are excited for your family!”

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John

Jul 23, 2019

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MARY

Jul 21, 2019

“What a great example you are of God's love to one another. I know God will allow this next step in His time. I can't imagine better parents for this little one.”

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Joanne

Jul 21, 2019

“Praying for wisdom as you seek to add "one more" to the Rohrer family. :)”

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Angela

Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 15, 2019

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Ed

Jul 14, 2019

“more to come.:-)”

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Jul 14, 2019

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Jul 13, 2019

“What a powerful testimony! We love seeing God at work!”