Here we go!
We want to be as open as we can through this process. Our hearts are, that as we share the ins and outs of our journey, others might be encouraged to join along in our story. Better yet, to open their hearts to adoption as well!
Adoption isn't cheap. Everyone has heard it. But what does that really look like?
It's a hard question to answer. But for us (and most of the domestic adoption world) it looks like around $40,000-$50,000. Yikes. Yes. There can be a bit of frustration associated with the high cost of adoption, but we fully trust that there are many awesome people along the path that deserve to be paid well for the work they are doing to help us find and bring our baby home safely. (and quickly!)
That being said, we are committed to doing our part. We don't in the least bit expect to sit back and let everyone else pay for our journey. We are well into the journey and haven't raised any funding yet. However, we are getting to the point where we need some help from our community.
Enter: Throcks Adopt T-Shirts. :)
"&" or "and" represents the next member of our little family. Bryan & Kendahl & Ellis & Olive & _________.
These shirts mean more than just money to us. They mean people joining us and cheering us on. It means wearing this shirt out and being ready to let someone know what the "&" means when they ask. It means prayers for our baby and family every time you put it on. It means a smile on our faces and a little encouragement that we aren't alone in this when we see you wearing it. Sure, you could just give us $20, but we hope that you would see there's more to this shirt than just a shirt.
So, what do you say?
Would you join our Throcks Adopt Tribe and buy a t-shirt (or 4)? Would you pray for us to reach our next financial milestone through this fundraiser so we are one step closer to bringing home our "and"?
Know we are forever thankful for every dollar donated and are excited for others to come along side us and be a part of our story. As we've stated before, we don't want anyone to redirect regular gifts away from their church or other organizations they support in order to support us.