In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


All I can think about is Haiti and all the children. I can only hope that the government of Haiti is going to make adoptions easier, faster and less expensive as so many, many children are suffering and will continue to suffer otherwise. As of now, you can only adopt from Haiti if you have three or less biological children; adopted children don't count - explain the logic behind that law? Anyway, there are so many people that will open their hearts and homes if Haiti will allow it; I pray they do!


  1. praying right along with you.

    the government has given a "humanitarian Parole" to all the families that already are matched.

    So maybe!

  2. When we lived in San Diego, we would cross the border to Tijuana, Mexico, and my heart would ache for the orphans there. Unfortunately, Mexico's laws made it impossible for us to adopt from there; but I always wanted to carry a few children back across the border with us.

    I do pray that this tragedy changes things for the needy children in Haiti.

  3. If you do hear anything with all of your connections would you please let us know1 We are very interested in adopting a Hatian baby! Our hearts are breaking for these little ones!