Sunday, January 17, 2010

can you help?

This post is dedicated to some friends of friends here in Orange County, the Howertons. They have been trying to adopt a precious boy, Keenan, from Haiti for the past 2 1/2 years. They visit him several times a year, and the mom, Kristen, was in there on Tuesday when the earthquake hit. She was able to get out safely, but had to leave Keenan behind. Diane Sawyer visited the orphanage where Keenan lives, a Christian-run ministry called Heartline. It aired on ABC last night; she actually met Keenan and gave him a big hug (he's the one in the blue shirt). Watch the 1 1/2 minute clip here. Their story was also featured tonight on ABC 7 news in LA. The video is at the top of the Howerton's blog.

I encourage you to read their blog and if you can help in any way, please let them know! If you live in CA, I encourage you to write our senators; I plan to do this before I go to bed.

And of course, pray! It's heartbreaking to me that this isn't the only family going through this right now.

And finally, please please re-post this story or Tweet it or put it on FB. Many thanks!

1 comment:


    I will definitely be writing. They need to be able to bring their boy home!
    I'm going to send this out to my AP (Adoptive Parent) resources too.