Help Cody & Katie Adopt a Child

For: Cody, Katie & Baby Rogers
Bend, OR
Organizer: Cody & Katie Rogers
$25,155
of $40,000 goal.
Raised by 92 donors
62% Complete
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The Story

Adoption has always been on our hearts, and the conversation about it has happened more and more frequently in the last few years. As most of our friends and family know, we were pregnant last year, and lost our son Isaiah at 36 weeks (you can read his story at isaiahrogers.tumblr.com). That has been the hardest thing we’ve ever experienced. As we continue to grieve, not a day passes that we don't think about or miss our son. We know our hearts will never fully heal, but we trust God still, know that He is good, and rejoice that our son is in His arms. We have felt an increasing ache in our hearts as we long for more children to love on. We are continuing to pray about a new pregnancy and adoption as we hope to fill our arms with little ones.

The conversations around adoption grew when we spent 6 months in South Africa, volunteering with several non-profits. We spent time in townships of severe poverty, helping students and children with homework, life skills, recreational sports, and sharing Jesus with them. To see so many beautiful children in the streets, with no parents to look after them and no one to love on them was hard to witness, and it's something we talk of often. We've since looked into adoption on a few occasions, but life circumstances seemed to make the timing feel off, so we never continued down the path very far. In the last few months, as we've prayed about it, we have just felt like God was saying "What are you waiting for?" We both know that it's something we want to do, and we can't think of a reason to wait any longer. So we're doing what we can, and taking care of the small things. And we're continuing to pray that God will provide for us and take care of the big things. 

So we have started the adoption process. It takes anywhere from 6 months to a year, and costs between 30-45 thousand dollars. We’re working with Christian Adoption Consultants in order to help us through the process. The majority of the money will be used for:

  • Application Fee
  • Expectant Mother’s Living, Support & Medical Expenses
  • Social Service Fees
  • The Baby’s Medical Expenses
  • Legal Fees 
  • Agency Administration and Advertising Fees 
  • ICPC (Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children) Fees 
  • Home Study & Post Placement Fees
  • Finalization

We are so grateful for any and all support we receive. Financial gifts, prayers, and sharing the fundraiser with friends are all appreciated. It’s not easy for us to ask for help, but we have seen people who share their lives authentically and we want to do the same. This is something our hearts are longing for, and we are not able to do alone. So thank you for helping. Thank you for donating. Thank you for asking questions. Thank you for sharing our story. And thank you for all your prayers. We are giving this to God and praying that He will do something big… and give us something little.  

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21


*Donation Info:

- YouCaring will automatically add 6% to your donation amount which you can change/remove on the checkout page. 

- You can send donations through Venmo (with no processing fee) to @Cody-Rogers. Those amounts will be manually added to the total fundraising goal on this page. 

- You can send donations directly to Cody & Katie as well, and the amounts will still be added to the total goal. Email cody at codyrogers35@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 22, 2017

Posted on March 22, 2017

Good News - We scheduled our home study for the first week of April. We will have a Social Worker come out and spend a few hours with us, asking questions and checking out our home. After we finish, and she completes the paperwork, we're able to start applying to Agencies.

Posted on March 16, 2017

Posted on March 16, 2017

Brooke Coletta (Katie's sister) hosted a fundraiser event in Louisville, Colorado at Mudrock's Tap & Tavern (this past Tuesday night) that was a huge success. They raised close to $800.00 to support Cody & Katie's adoption, and had a great time doing it! Cody and Katie are so grateful for Brooke and the hard work she put into the event, and to Mudrock's for hosting. They appreciate every person who participated and contributed, and cannot thank them all enough! 

Cody and Katie are still working towards their fundraising goal, and love the creative approach Brooke organized on their behalf. 

Please keep sharing their story, and let's get their adoption fully funded! Cheers to Brooke, and CHEERS TO THE NEXT ROGERS BABY!

Posted on March 4, 2017

Posted on March 4, 2017

We're over 50% of the way to our goal! We are so excited for every step closer we get to our new little one. Thanks everyone for the gifts, the shares, and all the support.

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