Ruth Sheehan of the Guatemala 900

Over the years, I’ve posted many times about the waiting families of the Guatemala900, whose cases were stalled when adoptions between the US and Guatemala stopped in December 2007. Ruth Sheehan’s son, “Paco,” was two months old when she filed her first adoption document in 2007. Paco is now ten, and his adoption still isn’t final. I rarely share fundraising pleas–there are so many worthy causes!–but this one feels close to my heart. I’m sure any amount will help.

Even if you can’t donate, please read Ruth’s story to understand her struggle and dedication. If you’re a person who prays, please pray for continued strength for Ruth and her son. If you’re a person who sends positive thoughts, please send those, too.


Tags: , , ,

2 Responses to “Ruth Sheehan of the Guatemala 900”

  1. Ruth says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Thank you so much for sharing our story, and for your compassion and support.

    It is hard for me to believe this has gone on for 10 years, but I am certain I’m meant to be here for my son and to be his mother. For now that means “leaning into” this battle. Every day I am grateful for the privilege of being his mother, and his courage is more than enough inspiration for me.

    But your encouragement helps a lot! I am also shamelessly reposting the link to my Youcaring site for anyone who might be willing and able to help support our battle:

    Thanks to everyone who reads our story. I truly appreciate any and all support, including and especially good thoughts and prayers.

    I will keep you posted on our progress if that’s OK with you.

    Thanks again.


  2. Jessica says:

    I’m happy to help in some small way. Absolutely yes, please keep me posted on your progress. Sending so many positive thoughts.

Leave a Comment