I can’t do it.

UPDATE as of Wednesday, 02/03, 7pm: I don’t have all the details, but Troy Livesay posted on twitter that he saw Ronel and Ernest on the tarmac at the Port-au-Prince airport, getting ready to head to the US! Thanks for the letters, calls & prayers!
I can’t leave a post about cupcakes (as adorable as they may be) on my blog when I read
about Ronel.
I can’t leave a post about cupcakes on when I think you should read
Do you have email? Have you written a letter to the Secretary of State or the US Ambassador to Haiti? Have you called? Information at the bottom of this post.
PLEASE SPEAK. If you don’t have time, just choose one contact and tell them to release the Haitian children who were already in the process of being adopted, including Ronel.
The situation in Haiti is far from over. The news coverage is slowing, and the focus is lessening. But what if you lived there? What if people were bringing their broken children to you, day after day, begging you to stop the pain, heal the enormous burn, amputate the crushed foot?
Please be reading Tara’s blog. She’s one of my new best friends, she just doesn’t know it yet! The best thing about Tara’s blog is that she is speaking the truth about the horror, but when you finish reading it, you aren’t left depressed and helpless. You are left with a feeling of hope: thankful for the opportunity to know and understand some of the situation, and empowered by the ability to pray and give. I hope you will do both.
Raymond Joseph
Haitian Ambassador to US
p 202-332-4090
Kenneth H Merten
US Ambassador to Haiti
Tabarre 41, Blvd 15 Octobre
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
P 509 22 29 8000
F 509 22 29 8028
Hilary Clinton/Dept of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Main Switchboard:202-647-4000


  1. I have struggled with this as well, as I post all the fun things we did in Orlando whilst devastation was occuring in Haiti. I’m doing it for our family, but I am SO GLAD that there is something we can do. I am going to get on this once the kids are asleep today. One little thing that hopefully helps a lot.

  2. Wow. It is a HUGE eye opener for me.(Reading Livesays in Haiti) The struggles during my day are the struggles they dream they could have. And we don’t even realize it. We have all been so blessed/spoiled.

    You’re right, it’s seems impossible to think of anything else.

  3. Your blog has been a huge blessing to me in a new journey that our family has begun. I read you often and also have begun reading many of your friend’s blogs as well.
    The short story is that we have been mulling over adoption/foster care for a LONG time, but the situation in Haiti along with other events and confirmations from the Lord have prompted us to move ahead with efforts to adopt from Haiti. Our hearts have been there for so long as we have an 8 year old niece adopted from there as an infant.
    I have started a blog (scary for me!!), so if you’re interested, the link is on my info page on FB.
    Blessings to you and your family!
    Holly (Norrie) Mahnke

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