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
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.
Haitian Ambassador to US
Kenneth H Merten
US Ambassador to Haiti
Tabarre 41, Blvd 15 Octobre
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