Rodgers’ Family Adoption Story

Rodgers
Rodgers ATLANTA, Georgia

 

When we began praying for a child over 3 years ago, we thought it would be a quickly answered prayer. Little did we know this prayer would remain unanswered for over 3 years, and we did not know at the time that it would lead us to this journey of adoption. More importantly, we did not know that during these 3 years of praying, we would encounter God in a whole new way. We had no idea we would experience His love, grace, and provision to such depths.

God has used this road to refine our marriage and strengthen our foundation in Him, knowing it is upon this foundation we will build our family. In times of doubt or discouragement, God reminds us of His love and our personal adoption as His children. He reminds of our longstanding vision of what our family portrait might look like - the image He used in both of our minds independently that lead us to pursue adoption in the first place.

We are very grateful that God lead us to this path of adoption and has been guiding us step-by-step. The path has been long, and we do not know how much longer it will be, but we have relied on Truth and the Lord for strength. Deuteronomy 31:8 reminds us "It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

We trust God has chosen our future child(ren), and we will, therefore, wait on His timing and provision. We are pursuing domestic infant adoption, which is very expensive due to legal fees, medical fees, and home study fees. We have been lead to domestic adoption to pursue families "in our own backyard," and to infant adoption not only to begin learning to parent together from the first stages of life but also to be able to shepherd this child from their very first days on earth.

Through the power of community, many have asked how they can help:

1) The first answer is PRAYER! We pray daily for our future child, his or her birth mother and family, and for God to continue preparing us to become parents. Will you partner with us in these prayers? We pray God is glorified every step of the way, and we pray we are able to build a relationship with a birth mother and display God's love abundantly to her.

2) Give financially to our adoption fund. We trust in God's provision and continue to steward our funds carefully, but also know God works through His body to make His plans happen. Will you help us make this adoption happen?

We can't wait for the day we know our child(ren), and for you to me him/her/them! We look forward to the day we can tell our child of your prayers and contribution. We truly cannot thank you enough for helping us bring to life the vision the Lord has given us for adoption!

What the funds can/will go towards

– Medical costs for birth mother & infant, including prenatal care
– Care for birth mother as needed
– Legal fees
– Consultancy fees
– Matching agency fees
– Home Study and Home Study renewal fees
– Travel expenses (baby will not be born in GA)

Donation Options:

1) Give online by clicking the red DONATE NOW button in the top right.
               - An online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction) will be                                   deducted from your donation.
2) Send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Rodgers 7127”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
               - 100% of your donation will be given to our fund.


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 “Rodgers 7127”, 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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My Story

 

When we began praying for a child over 3 years ago, we thought it would be a quickly answered prayer. Little did we know this prayer would remain unanswered for over 3 years, and we did not know at the time that it would lead us to this journey of adoption. More importantly, we did not know that during these 3 years of praying, we would encounter God in a whole new way. We had no idea we would experience His love, grace, and provision to such depths.

God has used this road to refine our marriage and strengthen our foundation in Him, knowing it is upon this foundation we will build our family. In times of doubt or discouragement, God reminds us of His love and our personal adoption as His children. He reminds of our longstanding vision of what our family portrait might look like - the image He used in both of our minds independently that lead us to pursue adoption in the first place.

We are very grateful that God lead us to this path of adoption and has been guiding us step-by-step. The path has been long, and we do not know how much longer it will be, but we have relied on Truth and the Lord for strength. Deuteronomy 31:8 reminds us "It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

We trust God has chosen our future child(ren), and we will, therefore, wait on His timing and provision. We are pursuing domestic infant adoption, which is very expensive due to legal fees, medical fees, and home study fees. We have been lead to domestic adoption to pursue families "in our own backyard," and to infant adoption not only to begin learning to parent together from the first stages of life but also to be able to shepherd this child from their very first days on earth.

Through the power of community, many have asked how they can help:

1) The first answer is PRAYER! We pray daily for our future child, his or her birth mother and family, and for God to continue preparing us to become parents. Will you partner with us in these prayers? We pray God is glorified every step of the way, and we pray we are able to build a relationship with a birth mother and display God's love abundantly to her.

2) Give financially to our adoption fund. We trust in God's provision and continue to steward our funds carefully, but also know God works through His body to make His plans happen. Will you help us make this adoption happen?

We can't wait for the day we know our child(ren), and for you to me him/her/them! We look forward to the day we can tell our child of your prayers and contribution. We truly cannot thank you enough for helping us bring to life the vision the Lord has given us for adoption!

What the funds can/will go towards

– Medical costs for birth mother & infant, including prenatal care
– Care for birth mother as needed
– Legal fees
– Consultancy fees
– Matching agency fees
– Home Study and Home Study renewal fees
– Travel expenses (baby will not be born in GA)

Donation Options:

1) Give online by clicking the red DONATE NOW button in the top right.
               - An online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction) will be                                   deducted from your donation.
2) Send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Rodgers 7127”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
               - 100% of your donation will be given to our fund.


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 “Rodgers 7127”, 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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Comments

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May 31, 2018

$100

Tracey

May 31, 2018

“Congrats Rodgers' family (of 3!) . This is wonderful news!! Sending all the love and prayers I have your way. :-)”

$105

Evan

May 29, 2018

“Please accept this in memory of Kimberly Brockschink one of the best mothers ever. Always remember "the days may crawl, but the years fly" enjoy every moment”

$100

Evan

May 29, 2018

“Please accept this in memory of Kimberly Brockschink one of the best mothers ever. And always remember "the days may crawl, but the years fly" enjoy every second”

$200

Carrie

May 29, 2018

$100

David

May 29, 2018

$200

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May 28, 2018

“Prayers for you both.”

$250

Ashley and Jonathan

May 28, 2018

“So excited for this season of parenthood for you two!!! Praying and cheering you on.”

$1,100

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May 28, 2018

$50

Holly

May 28, 2018

“So excited for you all!”

$50

Michael

May 28, 2018

$100

Rachel

May 27, 2018

$1,000

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May 27, 2018

$100

Katherine

May 27, 2018

$300

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May 27, 2018

“We love you!! SO EXCITED!!”

$200

Mike and Eileen

May 27, 2018

“Wishing you the blessings of a healthy, happy child!”

$2,000

Rob and Megan

May 27, 2018

“We are so excited for your family. We have watched you walk this journey with faith, transparency and wisdom. We love you and are so honored to walk along side you. We can’t wait to meet your new son.”

$150

Krissy

May 27, 2018

“We are so thrilled for you! ❤️”

$1,000

Steve K and Rebecca

May 27, 2018

“Praying for both of your emotions and for every detail to be covered by the Lord toward bringing your baby home. Your "labor" has been long....but this gift will be better than you can even possibly imagine. Lovingly, Uncle Steve Ken and Aunt Becky”

$105

Kelly & Jason

May 27, 2018

$1,000

Ross, Jena, & Benson

May 26, 2018

$100

Scott and Jenni

May 26, 2018

“We are so happy and excited for you!!”

$100

Andrea

May 26, 2018

$200

ANITA & FRANK

May 26, 2018

“SOOOOO excited for you both! That baby boy is one lucky little fella!!!”

$100

Chuck & Cheri

May 26, 2018

“So excited for you!!”

$50

Hidden

May 26, 2018

“To God be the Glory! I delight in the joy that you and your husband must be experiencing at this time. We thank the Lord now, that your financial goal will be met so that you may now focus on your son. Keeping you and your family close in heart and prayer. Your BSF friend.”

$200

Aaron and Traci

May 26, 2018

“So happy for you guys and praying for your family!”

$50

Matthew

May 26, 2018

$100

Molly

May 26, 2018

“We love you so much and we are so, so overjoyed about this little life about to make his debut. We are praying, praying, praying.”

$100

Claire & Jack

May 26, 2018

“We are so excited for you Mrs. Rodgers!”

$500

Maureen

May 26, 2018

“Yay!”

$50

Keri

May 26, 2018

$111

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May 26, 2018

“Pumped!”

$300

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May 14, 2018

$2,500

Nancy and Mike

May 3, 2018

“So excited for you both, I know God will bless you with the perfect little one :)”

$100

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May 3, 2018

$3,000

Harry and Emily

May 2, 2018

$200

Gillen

May 2, 2018

“Best wishes as you start this journey!”

$500

Hidden

Apr 27, 2018

“Just want you to know we love you guys and we continue praying for you and the baby God has planned for you all!”

$100

Trey and Liz

Apr 18, 2018

“We love you and are so excited you are sharing your journey with us! That baby is coming SOON! Continued prayers for your growing family.”

$356

Autumn

Apr 12, 2018

“Praying faithfully for y'all in this journey of hope! Excited to see how the Lord establishes yalls steps!”

$1,300

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Apr 12, 2018

$300

Caroline

Apr 10, 2018

“We can't wait to hear the good news!! We are praying for you and we love you.”

$50

Dara

Apr 8, 2018

$1,000

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Apr 7, 2018

$500

Phil & Victoria

Apr 4, 2018

$850

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Apr 1, 2018

$50

The

Mar 26, 2018

“We are so thrilled for your growing family! You both will be such loving & supportive parents and we cannot wait to see you ALL together! All our love to the Rodgers, Taryn, Brad, Finley, & Beckett”

$10,000

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Mar 22, 2018

$2,000

Harry

Mar 22, 2018

$50

Lindsey

Mar 22, 2018

“Praying for you during this exciting process!”

$1,000

Patrick & Joy

Mar 22, 2018

“We've been waiting for over a year now to make this donation. So pumped that the time has come! We're so excited to be partnering with you two in this adoption! Much love, PB&J”

$500

Thomas

Mar 21, 2018

$1,000

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Mar 21, 2018

“We are praying BIG for y'all and couldn't be more excited for this chapter to unfold for you!! XO, Bryan & Jessica”

$300

Cary

Mar 21, 2018

“We love you!”

$50

Leigh

Mar 21, 2018

$10,000

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Mar 12, 2018