Frightened but Thankful January 12, 2010 was the most frightening day of our lives. We were so relieved to hear that GLA was still standing and that our son, Trey Amos Pierre, was safe. The two weeks that followed were beyond stressful. While we heard about everyone at GLA reliving the trauma through aftershocks on a daily basis, we, as well as the other adoptive families across Canada, fought and fought to bring our children home. When we finally got the phone call on January 26 that the Canadian government had worked out a plan, and that we could fly to Ottawa to pick up our son, we were thrilled, relieved, and so so so thankful!
Frightened but Thankful We were reunited with our son, Trey Amos, forever on January 27, 2010. It was an amazing day. We are so thankful for all the staff at GLA and everything they did for our family. They cared for our son for the first 13 months of his life and brought him through the trauma of that devastating time. There is still work to be done in this area, and in other areas of his life, but he has done so well, so far, and we give credit to the GLA staff and volunteers who loved him and cuddled him when we were so far away. Now, it’s almost two years later, and Trey Amos is a happy, healthy boy, who brings so much joy, excitement, laughter, and love to our family. He is a very special person and we are SO thankful for him, our amazing son.