Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Adoption, Ordinary Hero & a fundraiser!

We've been given an awesome opportunity to fund raise towards our adoption. Ordinary Hero is a fabulous non-profit organization founded by an adoptive mom to rally around those who are "making a difference in a life of child," whether through adoption, missions, or local outreach.

They've made the generous gesture of offering adoptive families 40% of all product subtotals. All money is paid straight to the adoption agencies and is a huge blessing to all involved. We were able to support some friends in their fundraiser last year (remember this? : ) and we're excited to see Ordinary Hero rally around families yet again. They're even offering matching grants to some families!

They offer a selection of products for the whole family. Here's some of their items to peek at:

Both Ryan and I have this shirt and I can I just say, SOFTEST shirt ever. LOVE it.

Who doesn't love a good tote! It's bigger than it looks.

Need a baby gift? : )

This is one of their newer shirts

This one is SO soft too - my girls have loved wearing this over a long sleeve this winter

And another latest addition that is officially my new favorite?

My birthday is in may . . .just saying. Size small. cough. cough. : )

Ordinary Hero plans to update the site with new products occasionally too - so keep an eye out.

Here's the big catch. In order for your order to benefit our adoption, you have to use our specific link Ordinary Hero has provided us with. You can view the products and place orders at:

I've placed a banner on the side of my blog for you to access any time more quickly. If you ever have any questions about sizing or the products, feel free to email me at

And in case you're wondering what we're doing these days when it comes to adoption?

LOTS of paperwork. : )

We've finished about 95% of our home study paperwork (YAYYYYYY!) and attended an adoption training with our home study agency last friday. It was so informative and such a good day. We met two other local families who are adopting from Ethiopia AND using the same agency. What a blessing!

Our home study visits begin next week and we'll keep plugging away at our still very large pile of paperwork to do for our adoption agency. One bit at a time.

We appreciate your continued prayers!


Mindy said...

YAY! I've been waiting for this! Can't wait to go shopping!!!

Congratulations on being so close to finishing one part of your paperwork!! That will be a load to check off your list! You guys are moving right along (which is SO impressive with Ryan's work schedule)!

I pray for you often and I'm so thankful for this journey God put you on! I can't wait to meet your little one some day! LOVE YOU!

mom Bahr said...

Praying for 'all' your family during this process! Your efforts have been impressive Amber & Ryan and we are thankful for you! love forever, mom

Amy said...

Love this Amber!!! We will order our shirts!!! xoxo