Monthly Archives: January 2010

They Are Alive & Well.

I have gotten word from 2 generous souls who have been serving Petit Goave, Haiti — that Isaac’s biological family is alive and well. I received this news earlier in the week, but could not bring myself to fully believe it until Thursday eve — when Dr. Steve Edmondson sent me photographs he had taken […]

Fundraiser for Haiti : The Press Release : Feel Free to Share

January 27, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Studio 36128 Hammond StreetBangor, Maine 04401Contact: Jodi Renshaw (207) Silent Auction Fundraiser has Local Ties to Haitian VictimsSaturday, February 6th, 2010, Bangor, Maine – Studio 36 announces a Silent Auction Fundraiser to help support the victims of the devastating Haitian earthquake. The public is invited to gather at 128 […]

Ashly Dort.

Back in August, we held a fundraiser on this blog to help send as many Haitian children to school as possible. See here for details. Together, we (blog readers & Facebook friends) raised enough funds for one child to attend school – little Miss Ashly Dort. Isn’t she absolutely adorable!? Thank you to all who […]

An Apology.

Hindsight and good friends can be amazing teachers. I need to make an apology here, and hope that I do it justice. I received an e-mail from a woman the other day that struck a very tender nerve in me. She was questioning my adoption story … and to my mind was seriously overstepping her […]

Thank You For Your Interest!

Hello to all who are stopping by this blog because they read about our family’s story in the Bangor Daily News. If you are interested in learning more about the family that we are searching for in Haiti, please click here. If you can help us locate them or have any information at all regarding […]

The Fundraiser is on a Roll!

(Children in the Haitian Roots program) I am so very happy and humbled by the outpouring of support for our upcoming charity auction to benefit various Haitian relief organizations. Here are a list of contributions made thus far (in no particular order): * Signed copy of Small Worlds: Adopted Sons, Pet Piranhas, And Other Mortal […]

Bill Nathan.

Here stands an amazing man, Bill Nathan, — holding my son Isaac — nearly 4 years ago — while he was visiting Massachusetts. We love this man. Who doesn’t? I’ll tell you who doesn’t — those who haven’t met him yet. Believe me, the world is a better place because this man is in it. […]

Let’s Make an Impact!

Our friends at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys Petionville, Haiti, 2006 Building destroyed in earthquake 2009 In light of the tragic earthquake in Haiti … and of our personal connection to that country … Studio 36 will be hosting a fundraising event to raise money to aid in the search, rescue and recovery efforts of […]