Adoption Update

Family photo
The Holloways arrived in Kampala around midnight local time on Feb. 7, met with their attorney first thing and then went to the orphanage. They were immediately given access to spend the day with Juliet (JuJu), shown above in Brody’s arms, and Elliot (pronounced “Ariat”), center of photo in red. They’ve had contact with them each day. They even took them out of the orphanage to hang out and get fresh clothes. JuJu has responded very well. Elliot has been quiet and a little standoffish but is warming up.
Tomorrow is the critical day — their court date.
Here are some things Brody has asked prayer for: (Note: Kampala is 8 hours ahead of EST).
  1. The judge shows up to court (4 a.m. EST).
  2. The dads are found for custody to be granted (one has been located and the driver is confident he will find the other).
  3. Brody and Little will rest in God’s sovereignty over the court proceedings.
  4. The judge will rule in favor and grant custody.
  5. The court and legal process will proceed rapidly (4-5 weeks best case scenario; 6-8 weeks average; 11-12 weeks possible).
  6. Passport, Medical and US Embassy processes go without delay.
  7. Continued safety for the Holloways (including Juliet and Elliot) that they will be steadfast and courageous though it all.

Brody invites you to begin praying at 4 a.m. EST and continue until 11 a.m. If things go as scheduled, these hours will cover the entire court proceeding period. Thanks in advance for your prayers and for your continued love and support of the Holloways.


  1. Martha Moore

    Sending lots of love and prayers as you guys go through this journey. God Bless you all. I know everything will be as it should be. Martha

  2. Diane Gordon

    Praying Gods favor on all the coming and going. He alone is sovereign and He has already gone before you all. So exciting to see how He has provided

  3. Steph

    I can’t stop crying. God is amazing! We can’t even imagine what y’all are experiencing in your time with Juliet and Elliot. We’re praying constantly, throughout the night tonight. God is sovereign and His plan is perfect! Can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

  4. Claudale

    I needed to see this and hear my big brothers voice. God has truly blessed our family. I will set my alarm for about 330 am and be praying. JuJu and Elliot Aunt GiGi can’t wait to meet you guys. Praying for you all! Love ya
    Claudale (Aunt GiGi)

  5. Michelle Spradlin

    We are praying for the adoption to be in God’s will and to go better than we could possible imagine! Matthew 18:5 – “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.”

  6. Aunt Bobbie Bryson

    Dearest Brody and family, The video warmed my heart! The love that I saw in that short time touched me so passionately and made me want to be there with all of you. (Naturally I am crying tears of joy while I write this note). I sure wish I was young enough to adopt a couple of those children. They are all precious in his sight. We know who is in control of all of this, and I feel a real peace about it . We love you all and are praying for God’s will and for your safety. God speed! love, Aunt Bobbie

  7. Regina Potter

    Papa and I Love ya’ll so much and praying for your new family.
    GOD is good and will bless you so much. Loved the video.

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