|Hunter & Jillian with some of the kids|
Thank you to everyone who participated! I had a blast going from blog to blog and have already added a few new favorites. To see all the blogs, Lisa has listed them alphabetically here. This will be my new favorite page as I slowly comb through all the blogs!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian for putting this all together!
Y'all come back now! :)
With the earthquake in Haiti, so much has been destroyed. Basic needs are not being met. That's awful and I hurt for people who are going through devastation I can't even begin to fathom.
I began hearing little here-and-theres about parents who were in the process of adopting Haitian orphans, who were in Haiti to pick up their child when the earthquake happened, now forced to go home without their child. Government buildings were demolished, paperwork along with them. I understand that you cannot just send a child to another country by counting on some one's word alone, but these children are now in desperate situations. Their orphanages have been destroyed. Their caregivers are taking care of their own families, leaving few people to care for the orphans. These children are sleeping outside with little or no access to clean water or food in an environment full of desperate people.
These same children have families ready to take them into a safe home. But they can't.
Read Keanan's story HERE and see how you can help by just sending a few emails.
Updated: Some Haitian orphans are already on US soil!
In no particular order and without further ado:
C Jane Enjoy It - Blogged for her sister Nie* while she was recovering from a plane crash. More importantly, took care of Nie's children while Nie was in recovery.
Meet Me at Mike's - All over the Australian Wildfire relief effort. I'm pretty sure the last dozen posts are about how you can help, even if you're not in Australia.
...where laughter lives: The Riggs Family - Adoptive parents of seven kids, this blog started as a way to chronicle their lives. Lately it has been consumed with the progress of their daughter Abby, who was diagnosed with Leukemia last July.
A Whimsical Bohemian - Started One World, One Heart, an event aimed at bringing together bloggers from around the world.
inspirecompany - She's a foster mom who's about to get her second group of foster kids. She lays it all out there and she really is inpiring. Like, I've been practically begging Daniel to let us foster some kids. One day!
Do you know of a blog I should list here? Just leave the link and reason in a comment!
*Don't forget today is Love for Nie Day - the day to replace all "Donate to Nie" buttons with "I Read Nie" buttons.