Thursday, December 11, 2008


I can't believe all the support we have had over the last 48 hours. I can't thank everyone enough. Just to inform those of you who don't know...I'm going to give you the readers digest version of the things that have happened in the last 2 days. BOTH Senators from Utah have been contacted, and have been very helpful, and are doing all they can to help. From there, one of the Senators for Virginia, who is the advocate for adoption in the Senate, has been contacted and her assistant is investigating our situation, and trying to find a solution for us as quickly as possible. Governor Huntsman has been contacted and is seeing what he can do to help, the media has been contacted and we have channel 2 news coming to our house tomorrow morning to do an interview with us. EVERYONE in the neighborhood has been informed of what is happening, and a rally is being planned to show support for us when they do come to get Talon. We are going to fight to the bitter end. If we still loose Talon, maybe we can continue to fight for the rights of people in the future. Maybe that is why this is all happening. Maybe it is to help someone that doesn't know anyone that could help them. I really can't believe all the support, and can't convey our appreciation enough. We really feel loved, and are so so blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives. I will write more soon and let you know what comes of all this.


Jenn said...

heather - i've only recently started following your blog and am nauseated with the thought of what you and your family must be going through. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. keep fighting for him - he is one blessed little boy.

Christie said...

We are trying to get the word out, too. I'm hoping for a big showing on Sunday. My heart is still breaking for you, as is everyone's in our neighborhood. We love you! If there is anything more we can do, please let us know.

Bri said...

Keep fighting! Get everyone involved. If nothing else, it will help you get through it! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Jennifer Hinds said...

Heather and family,
You are all in our prayers. I am so sorry to hear of this for you. We love you guys and support you. Let me know what I can do for you.

mrs. r said...

sending lot of love.

from what it sounds like, this is an icwa situation?

heart is hurting for you.


the r house

Shel and Rick said...

Rick and I just watched your ksl video...tears are streaming down both our cheeks.
I forwarded your blgo and story to the one person I know who is associated with the Navajo Nation to see if he can do anything. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner...We are praying for and about you guys. We love you!!!

Michelle said...

Your family is in our hearts and prayers. You are a wonderful family. We are here to support you 100%. Talon is blessed to be in your home. Stay strong! Luv ya- the becksteads

Zoe Scott said...

Oh Heather, Brad and I just watched the report on CNN about all of this and though we were already sick about it, we feel fresh pains for you at this moment. We have been and will continue to pray for you!!! We love you guys so much!
Love, Zoe

Shel and Rick said...

H, C, and C ~ We love you!

Marianne said...

I just read your story on KSL and i'm sick to my stomach. I can't even begin to imagine what you and your sweet family are going through. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

The Prangers said...

I heard your story on KSL. I have not be able to stop crying on your behalf. I have a 5 month old baby that is my life. The very thought of losing him makes me sick to my stomach. I want to help in any way I can. I heard on the news that your money is getting low. Do you have a bank account set up somewhere where people can donate money? You and your family are in my prayers. Keep strong and NEVER give up.

The G Fam said...

I found your blog through the "R" Family, and actually watched the news story last night. You are in our prayers, and I it is very frustrating to see what has happened happened. I pray yours is a happy ending, but I know that there will be peace through the many prayers being said in your behalf.
Heart hugs,

Screaming Grasshopper said...

Heather I love you & I am aching with you. I have and will continue to send prayers up in your behalf. I am praying that your hearts desire is granted- unfortunately prayers should end with "not my will but thine..." but REMEMBER that the Lord loves your family- & I am including TALON in YOUR FAMILY!!!! Heavenly Father is aware of you, Heather. He is feeling your ache and crying along side you.
I pray that a resolution will come, and peace will be in your heart!


Jensboys said...

Hi. First off ((hugs)) and prayers. My name is Jen. 23 months ago I too handed over a precious baby girl then 13 months back over to her band (and into a horrible home situation). I tell you that just so you know that I understand what these days, these first weeks are like.

I want to tell you you will survive - even on the days when its too hard to breathe. That the pain gets bearable - that the days ahead will be incredibly hard but you will survive. You have to, for your other son. That was the ONLY reason I wanted to live - to be a mom for my other boys, but I promise you that feeling like living WITHOUT the missing child is no life at all will pass.

Surround yourself with people who will listen. Those who will bring you cups of water (crying dehydrates) that wont rush your grief. Find people who are willing (no matter when or how long) to talk about Talon with you, as I still need to talk about my Jazzy often.

Don't expect much from yourself right now. Plan to maybe take a walk in a week. Plan to get through Christmas. Expect to feel like you may never smile again, and then find yourself smiling unexpectedly. Know that crying right now anywhere, everywhere over something or over nothing is perfectly normal.

Know that one day -- one day a long ways away, you will be able to think of Talon and smile. That the ache of his absence isn't as huge as the pleasure of his memories.

Expect your child's grief to be long. My (now) youngest son was 5 when we lost our baby. At 7 he still cries for her often. My own immense grief blinded me to that fact for a long time. Just be aware.

If ANY time you want to talk, to talk to someone who understands, intimately what you are feeling - please feel free to email me anytime. jens boys @ shaw . ca (minus all the spaces). I hardly ever talk about this publically, but I watched your video tonight (linked from an adoption website) and I heard you say "I can't do this" off screen. Sister I FEEL that, I KNOW exactly how that feels. And I am so, so, sorry for your loss.

I was really angry at God for a long, long time too. It's ok, remember God can take it.

Hugs, prayers for you. Just know that someone out there understands how hard this is.

Texas Lisa said...

My heart breaks for you. We have adopted all three of our kids and we are in the process of adopting again through LDSFS. I heard about your blog from a lady on our private adoption blog. (about 20 members, all ladies who have adopted, are adopting, or considering adopting.) Anyway, we are in Texas so there is nothing much I can do but pray for you and your family. I am going to forward your blog to people I know in the adoption world to see if they know of anything to do. My prayers are with you!!!!

greedygrace said...

heather, I just read your entire blog and my heart is breaking for you. I am also about to lose my adopted son (but for different reasons), so I know what a terrible time this must be for you and your family.

Stay strong! It's not over yet!

Yo Momma said...

I read the story about your sweet little baby on KSL. My heart is absolutely breaking for your whole family. I am praying for your family constantly and I hope that Talon comes back to you quickly. Is there anything we can do? Are there any government or legal officials we can write letters to? Please let us know what we can do to help you and your sweet baby.

Jessica said...

Dear Larson Family,

My name is Jessica and I just watched your story on GMA and found your blog on the internet. I live with my husband and daughter in Indiana. I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I will be praying for your family during this difficult time. I can't even begin to imagine what you must be going through. Hugs and Prayers are being sent your way.


Ann said...

Please make sure your lawyer checks to see if the baby is registerable with the Indian Tribe. ICWA only applies if the baby is able to be registered.

Gena said...

Many prayers and thoughts going to you and your family! I pray that someone will have the answers to help bring Talon home where he belongs. I pray for your peace. One day he will know just how much he was wanted!

Geege said...

God Bless you and your family. Keep fighting and know that you are doing the right thing, no matter what.

Lar said...

I have been thinking about you lately, but didn't know why, then I saw your story all over the news. I am SO sorry to hear what is probably just a small part of what you guys have been going through. My heart aches for you. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you and I will keep you in my prayers.
Love ya,

JustKiddin said...

I just want you to know how my heart is breaking for you. I don't cry very much, but I cried as I read this story on KSL. I went to the Wells Fargo after work yesterday and donated, I wish I could have given more.

Thanks for keeping us posted. You're in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, and bring Talon home where he belongs!