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
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