Everyone Loves a Double Double.

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I’m sitting in a hotel lobby surrounded by computer cords, cell phones. and paperwork.  Kelsey is filling out forms and I am doing what I do, which is talk to you about important stuff.  I cannot get into the details at the moment, but here are the hard facts.

Three years ago, we adopted Anna River and Mercy Rain.  They have been a joy to our lives and many of yours.

Weeks ago, we received word that their birth mother was expecting again…another set of twins.

We are in Florida working to adopt these new twins – a boy and a girl – that will be born via cesarean tomorrow.

The story of how it’s all coming together will be told another day, but this is what you need to know today.

  1. This is not a done deal.  It looks good, but there are many moving parts to this drama.
  2. We need prayers.  Please pray that God’s hand moves and we can raise these twins with their siblings.
  3. We need cash.  You knew that was coming, didn’t you?  One of the ironies of directing the Zoe Foundation is that we are prohibited by law from actually receiving a grant from the foundation.  We’ve always known that and God has always provided in His own way.


Our expenses for these adoptions will run about $15,000 with legal fees and travel.  We do not need that all today (although I am about to write a retainer check to a lawyer that will rattle the budget).  We will need the rest soon.

It is a matter of justice that these children be raised with their siblings, in our home, and in the fear of the Lord.  This is not about us.  This is about what is right.

If you are able to contribute, you can do that several ways – either online or via a check written to IHOP.


We are in need of one time gifts and monthly support – whatever you feel led and are able to do.  Note, if sending a check, please drop me an email to let me know it’s coming.

Details will develop fast and furiously I’d suggest following along on twitter. – @rbohlender and @kbohlender.
Thanks from all of us, especially Anna and Mercy, who are excited to meet their brother and sister.




7 responses on “Everyone Loves a Double Double.

  1. Alida Rodriguez

    I am so happy for you guys! I remember when you guys were fundraising to adopt Anna & Mercy not to long ago! Bless you! Multiples are tough in the beginning but so well worth it! I can’t believe my twins are almost 11. I’ve prayed many a times for another twin birth… singletons every time! Praying this is the year we adopt as well! May the Lord supply all the strength, provision and patience you need in the upcoming days and years ahead. Alida w5

  2. Mrs. I.

    Creed and Cadence – Welcome to the world!
    May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.
    May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Kelsey & Randy,
    Blessings to you and yours as you go through this door that God has so graciously opened for you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. The adventure continues!

  3. Kerri

    Randy & Kelsey –
    Wow, is a great word for all of this. I’m in awe of how you just let go, listen to Jesus, and do what He says. Thanks for allowing all of us to be a part…

    For Cadence & Creed, welcome to this rich family of love that opens its arms and brings you in. We love you already & can’t wait to see how both of you grow & embrace your Father’s love through the love of your parents and all of your siblings.

    Blessings on all 11 of you – what a tribe!

    ~ Kerri

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