The Warren's Adoption

On September 2nd, 2018 my phone sounded for an Amber Alert and as I glanced down to read it I received a text message in a thread of fellow foster mothers. “Pray! That alert is for Jordan!” our friend Juliet had typed. It was the unthinkable, every parent’s greatest fear yet here it was, really happening and to someone in our small circle. How could this be? I was in disbelief. Juliet and her husband Sam had helped raise this young boy for most of his little life and now here she was, being notified of his disappearance the same way the general public was, in a mass communication. I was dumfounded.

 

As a community we all held our collective breath over the next few days, then the tragic news was released that sweet Jordan was no longer with us.  None of our lives have been the same from that day forward. Not just because of the great loss that was Jordan’s life, the manor in which he was taken, or the mark that he left, but also by what we, those close to the Warrens, have been privileged to witness since he has been gone. Our friends have privately walked this path no one could have imagined so beautifully, it’s been awe-inspiring.  

 

As you may know, in the weeks that followed Jordan’s passing the Warrens pursued private adoption for Jordan’s little sister, to keep her out of the foster care system all together. You may have even seen their brief statement regarding the adoption of her earlier this year and thought their story ended there. Unfortunately what you may not realize it that as this year comes to a close they are nowhere near the end of that legal battle.

 

I’m sure that comes as a surprise to most of you, and that only goes to show you just how quietly and respectfully they have conducted themselves while being relentlessly pursued by the media in regards to this story.



They have exemplified decency and discretion, while navigating their own personal grief and their difficult adoption story, all while they and their loved ones closest to them have paid upwards of $18,000 dollars in legal fees. I know that they are so appreciative for the outpouring of support they have already received but even more money continues to be due each month as their fight for permanency for their daughter continues to be dragged out and I hope we can rally even more for them.

 

Today is her first birthday and I can think of no greater gift we can give this sweet girl than getting her one step closer to sharing the last name of the ones who have loved her brother and her so well, while also alleviating some of the financial stress for her loving parents.

 

As their community I believe it’s our privilege to share in their financial burden, to lighten the emotional and financial burden in any way we can, so that they may feel supported and encouraged entering the New Year, free to focus on what’s most important in 2020, raising their little girls.

 

Will you join me in prayer and provision?

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Organizer

Kelly Ann 
Organizer
Clearwater, FL
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