To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Buy Cute Baby/Kids Clothes - Support Ethiopian Adoption!

There's always a price to pay - for everything.  Whether in physics, commerce, alchemy, or adoption, there is always a price to pay for what you desire.

Mr. C and I desire a family.  It's been hard for us to conceive biologically; so, we're going back to our Plan A (yes, adoption was our original Plan A, people!).  And you know what?  We're really excited!

Something we're not excited about?  Cost.  Now, as I said above, we're perfectly aware that there needs to be (and should be) a price to pay for any and every thing that is truly worth being had (I also want to point out that a child will be paid for physically, emotionally, and financially whether being birthed or adopted).  So, we do not find this process outrageous; but we have to admit, we're feeling the strain already.

We know it will be okay in the end - God does not place desires in your heart that are beyond your means (in any way) unless he already has a plan for providing those means to get you to those desires.  So, we know deep in our hearts that God will find a way for us to afford this.

Already, we have put our heads together to think of ways we can make this payment or buy those tickets, etc.  One way to supplement our adoption fund is through art.  We both love art and graphic design; so, we put our minds together to create a line of t-shirts to sell at

Some of the shirts are for adults, most are for babies and kids.  There are extras like dog t-shirts and household items like aprons, clocks, journals, etc. available as well.  Most of the shirts have to do with adoption and specifically Ethiopian adoption; but there are many items available that would be precious on any child.

We do want to stress that we have NO CONTROL over the pricing.  We have decided to let do the market pricing for us while we merely take a percentage; so, if you feel that the pricing is too high, please let me know on this blog, and we will see about going a different direction as this is just a trial for us right now anyway.

Okay, I'm sure you're wanting to get a sneak peak of some of the designs we have online right now; but I want to quickly point you to our site!  Just click this link to get to our store (My Pink Robot).  Now...on to the cute kids shirts!  Weeeeee!

"Meant to Bee" comes as shown above or as black ink on all white items.  Several items are available - go check them out!

"Trophy Child" comes in purple or bright red.  Several items available.

"Bee Love (ed)" comes as black ink on white items and white ink on black items.

"Chosen"/Africa - comes in blue "Africa" items for boys and bright, baby pink "Africa" items for girls.

"Fille" (French for "girl") showcases an adorable, pink, vintage teacup design on all products.

"Garcon" (French for "boy") showcases a dapper, gentlemanly mustache design on all products.

"I Left My Heart in Africa" - our "flagship" design.  This is available on men's, women's, children's, and household items in black ink on light products and white ink on darker ones.

"Little Monster" Halloween design comes on everything from baby onesies to doggie t-shirts!  Super fun for the month of October!

That's about it for many more ideas are on their way; so, keep checking out My Pink Robot for more adorable kid's clothes!

In my next post, I'm going to update you all on the super cute vintage finds store I've opened on Etsy under the same name as our store (My Pink Robot).  I'm going to sell vintage baby and kids' clothes and toys, as well as wall art, and hand-embroidered wall-hangings for baby and kids' rooms made by ME!  I promise they'll be super cute and worth your while to at least browse through!

May you all be as happy as I am right now!  God bless you!



  1. What a great cause! Thanks for passing along this information!

  2. So I happened to stumble upon this today...are you still doing this? do you still have and are you still selling these shirts? and how much would the "I left my heart in Africa" shirt cost. I absolutely LOVE it!

  3. @RebeccaJoy: I'm so glad you like the shirt and that you found us!

    Long story short, we are no longer adopting from Ethiopia. Our agency got into some trouble and our wait went from 9 months to 2 years. We had already sunk a lot of money into this adoption, and we could no longer afford it.

    Before attempting to adopt domestically through the state, our OB/GYN talked us into one, last-ditch effort to TTC even though I have PCOS. So, that's where we are right now.

    We decided to leave the Cafe Press stores up (which is where you will find this shirt); so, that we could donate the money earned from them to our favorite charities (like Samaritan's Purse, TOM's shoes, and Gobena Coffee). So, if you'd like a shirt, just click on the green "Cafe Press" button on the right-hand side of the page! Thanks and God bless!

  4. A lot of people will surely support this baby kids clothes in a sense that they could also help such foundation.