I am overwhelmed with anxiety as we continue to wait. Things are moving. The embassy is processing the kids in dire need first. As they should.

I am overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of having him home.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for my friends, and even strangers, who advocated on my behalf. I have had touchpoints with my senators, congressmen, and even people in the state department. Thank you for that.

I am overwhelmed with love for my two kids who have talked all day about their brother coming home.

I am overwhelmed with emails. Please be patient with me to respond.

I am overwhelmed with fatigue. I have been running on pure adrenaline since Orlando.

I am overwhelmed with grief as I watch coverage of the devastation, and think of the families who have lost loved ones.

I am overwhelmed with anger that so much aid is not getting where it needs to go.

I am overwhelmed with pride at the work my friends at Heartline are doing right now.

I am overwhelmed with thankfulness for Megan, Tim, and the people in Haiti who are working to get our boy home.

I am overwhelmed with despair for the countless orphans who do not have adoptive families to fight for them.


  1. Keeping fingers crossed for you that your little boy will be able to come be with you soon.

  2. I have so many Bible verses floating around in my head right now, but I think the right one to share is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understandings, and in all your ways acknowledege him and he will make your path sraight." God has your son is his perfect arms and I believe he will be in your arms soon.

    Your grief and despair over Haiti has brought so much awareness to so many. You are giving people a tangible "thing" to grieve over. Hearts are changing and your family is a huge part of that. Thank you for your transparency.

  3. so am I Kirsten.. so am I

  4. continuing to pray for Keanan, the rest of the heartline kids and all the other orphans that badly need safe homes. I read that post you linked to and it made me so sad to think of all those orphans destined for sex slavery! please, Jesus, no!

  5. We are praying for you here in Wimberley, Texas!

    My husband and I have been following your story for over a year and have decided that our donation to help Haiti should go 100% to Heartline.

    You have inspired us and our desire to adopt has only gotten stronger. We have talked about it for years, but now we feel so much more compelled.

    We pray you find answers and peace and that KEANAN COMES HOME SOON!



  6. peace and rest to you in the midst of all of this!

  7. Anonymous3:11 PM

    thanks for the updates--I am praying for peace and a way for your little man to get home.

  8. I found your story thru Joy's Hope -- a site that a friend introducted me to. I also so your sweet son with Diane Sawyer and have been glued to the T.V. watching the updates on all of the beautiful children waiting to be adopted. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...what a lucky, lucky little boy to have you and an entire team of strangers cheering for his arrival HOME.

  9. I am still praying!! :-) I hope your sweet son will be home soon!!!


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