The Karli Family: Our Ethiopian Adoption


To Our Family and Friends:

We would like to announce... We are adopting from Ethiopia!

It may be unknown to some of you, but we have been trying to start a family for a few years now. We have not been able to conceive naturally, and in hopes of becoming parents, we attempted infertility treatments and again had no luck. After much consideration, and saving, we have decided to adopt. As many of you may know, adoption is something that can be financially challenging and a very long journey.

This is Adam's BEARD FOR A CAUSE:

Through the generosity of family, friends and anyone that hears our story, we are hoping to raise $5,000.00 to go towards agency and travel expenses through the adoption process. The first trip, in about a year, includes appearing in court and meeting our child. The second trip, about a month later, is when everything is finalized and we get to bring our child home!

In an effort to raise these needed funds, Adam has decided to grow his beard for 1 year. With a donation of $10 or more we would like to send you a bracelet in appreciation of your generosity. We will also be hosting a "Shave it off Party" in February of 2014 in Tinley Park, IL for all those who donate to our cause. Please email us with your address at [email redacted] or [email redacted] so we can send you your bracelet.

We will continually update photos, so you can see the progress of Adam's beard.

Thank you to everyone for your support. We are happy to keep all of you informed throughout the process and let you know of the progress of our adoption.

Adam and Kim

  • Philip Brewer 
    • $10 
    • 83 mos
  • Angie and John Hermanstorfer 
    • $50 
    • 93 mos
  • David Lindsey  
    • $100 
    • 95 mos
  • Mark Marlowe 
    • $25 
    • 97 mos
  • Nick and Jessica Edwards 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 98 mos
See all


Adam Karli 
Castle Rock, CO
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