“Where Are You With the Adoption?”


“Where are you with the adoption?”

This is the popular question coming from family members, friends, and our adoption agency. My answer? Money! Whether you agree with it or not, we all know adoption is expensive (but aren’t all children?!). And because there is no insurance that helps cover the cost of bringing your adopted child into your world, you must come up with it on your own. We have accepted that challenge. After all, God has always been faithful with every financial circumstance we have encountered so far. And will He not provide every cent of what is needed for us to do His will?

With all of that being said, we need about $10,000 to get started. That will cover our Home Study and our US processing fees along with a few smaller fees like background checks and the like. We are working on paying off the last of the debt from my clot in February and are saving as quickly as we can. However, I’m the most impatient patient person you will meet. I can wait and wait like a saint. But when I’m finally ready, it’s time to get started and there had better be no delay. God knows this – after all He created me. So I have been praying for a way to increase the flow of funds into our Asher account. And praying. And praying more. I had began to feel hopeless about the idea of any extra funds when God responded in a funny way.

If you know me, I’m quiet, polite, hard-working. If you really know me, I’m the sassiest person you’ll ever meet. Throw coffee in the mix (which I do religiously), and I’m a whirlwind of productivity and sarcasm. I love coffee. I love quick-witted remarks. And I like those quick-witted remarks on my coffee cups. Soooo.. why not make them? And sell them all for Asher’s account? I can’t ask others for money. Call it pride or something else, but taking money is an extremely hard thing for me. However, if you would love to be a small part of Asher’s story, or just really like my cute cups, let me know! Send me a message, friend me on Facebook, hunt me down. I will make a million cups if it leads to our son coming home quicker.

So without further introduction, here’s what I’m doing.


Custom requests are more than welcome and find me on Facebook for my most recent designs. These babies are $12 and each one goes directly into the Asher fund.. which is a whole other blog post on its own. There’s a part of me that’s terrified that this a terrible idea that no one will be interested in, but God has already shown me an overwhelming response that I will joyfully keep you updated about. So what are you waiting for? If you’ve read this far, you must be interested in a cup right? 🙂


12 thoughts on ““Where Are You With the Adoption?”

  1. Grandma says:

    A great idea Kirsten. I will need a coffee cup too. I’d love to see Asher while I can. Be glad to help in my small way. Love you both. Grandma


  2. Stacey says:

    I would love one please, and u will have to help me out as well I’m not sure how to order!! I shared your story in hopes to help you guys out!!! God bless you both!!!


  3. Bonnie Hutchcraft says:

    I want some to. I don’t drink coffee but I like hot chocolate!
    But you’ll have to give me a few days to decide what I want on them to make sure they are perfect for us. Lol


  4. Anita says:

    My name is Anita and I would love two of your cups! I am adopted and I am so excited for Asher!
    God bless you
    I’d love to follow you on fb who do I look for?


  5. Donna dunn says:

    Kur I want 2 cups sassy ones please. Being a aunt of 2 adopted girls I know how much the cost was for my sister. But we’ll worth it and this is a wonderful idea. Good luck to you both. You will make a great mom. Just message me and let me know and I’ll drop by work and get them.


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