Shout Out: Meet the Rickenbachs!

Meet Katie and Andrew!

My name is Katie Rickenbach. My husband Andrew and I are adopting from Bulgaria! We are waiting for a referral right now and hoping to get siblings, either gender, up to age 6. Our blog is:

Andrew and I have been married a little over 3 years. Soon after we were married, God started laying the call to adopt in our hearts.  Scripture and learning the need of orphans played a big part in this. We really wanted to give an orphan parents! After 2 years of marriage, decided to put off having biological children and pursue adoption instead. We researched domestic, foster care, and international adoption. International adoption seemed the direction God was leading us. We ended up choosing the country of Bulgaria because it seemed the best fit as far as requirements, cost of adoption, and the availability of children with the characteristics that we felt we would be best able to parent.

We recently finished a Both Hands Project
 by working on widow's home! All our volunteers sent out sponsorship letters, and the supplies were donated by local merchants! 100% of the money raised will go to our adoption. Donations are tax-deductible. AND we have a $3,000 matching grant from LifeSong for Orphans!

Here is the video from our workday at the widow's house:

There are 2 ways to donate. 
1. Send in a check to LifeSong for Orphans 202 N. Ford St.,
Gridley, IL 61744. Write in the memo line: preference Rickenbach #3783
2. Donate safely online here: (PayPal charges an administrative fee of 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 USD per transaction.)

We also have an Amazon Affiliates account! When people shop using our link, it won't charge them anything extra and we earn 6%!