Adoption Song

My Mr. wrote and recorded a song to our future ‘Sweet P’ (P is for Palmer!), and it’s called Love Collides. It’s an acoustic guitar-meets-piano style ballad. It’s very tender, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed the process of creating it!

Click the play button below to have a listen:

There’s a chance Sweet P is out there waiting for us right now (our age range is newborn-3 years), so we want to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us on this journey, and for being such a special a part of our little one’s story!


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  1. says

    So happy for you both!! Couldn’t wait to donate but wasn’t redirected to find the page with the song. Would love to hear it~ I am sure it’s beautiful.
    Blessings to you both~

  2. says

    Going to get it now. Can’t wait to hear it and what better cause than to unite a baby his or her new mommy and daddy?! Blessings.

  3. says

    Just downloaded your song & love it. So beautiful. Our family is also adopting from Africa – hoping to bring our little guy home this spring! Praying for your journey πŸ˜‰

  4. says

    The song is so, so beautiful. I’m adopted myself and it just made me cry (joyfully) thinking about my parents’ journey to adopting me and how blessed I am.

    Thank you for this gift and best wishes! He or she will be one blessed little kiddo.

  5. Nicola Blake says

    I just downloaded it because my computer was at the apple store. I LOVE IT. Layla, you have a e- BFF for life, even if you have never met me. I am so bless by your site, you words and decor have been a big inspiration in my life. Thanks for giving of your self.

  6. venita says

    I really love this song. It is a sweet song for your little one you haven’t met, but it could also be very relatable to any new parent. I found myself thinking of all of my own children as they were newborns and small toddlers. The feelings are so strong. Thanks for sharing and best of luck to you on this adventure. I wonder who God is preparing for you…Exciting to think about!!

  7. Nicole Grabe says

    Just donated in honor of my daughter’s 1st Birthday and hopefully your own child’s Birthday someday soon! What a beautiful, heartfelt song. Little Vivianne loved it! We pray that many blessings come your way throughout this journey. Your child will be blessed with wonderful, faithful parents. <3

  8. Angela says

    The song is so beautiful! I hope my little contribution helps to bring big blessing to your lives!


  9. says

    Wow! I am typing through tears as I listen to this beautiful song over and over again.
    On Tuesday I will be induced at 37 weeks pregnant with a baby girl that I’ve dreamt about my whole life. 20 years ago I was told by a doctor that I likely would not be able to have children of my own and now here I am counting down the final days until she arrives.
    This song truly touched my heart and I look forward to playing it and singing it for my sweet little one very soon.
    Thanks for sharing your talent! I pray that you are able to raise enough to complete the adoption process!
    God bless you both, and your future child as well!

  10. says

    Layla and Kevin, beautiful song!! Such a sweet thing to do for that new little one you’ll be getting. How special is that going to be forever?! So happy y’all are moving forward with all of it. xoxo

  11. ChrisA. says

    You two young folks will make great parents, hope this little bit helps make your dream (and your little one’s) come true! Bless you both!

  12. Katie says

    We love the song! We are currently in the process of adopting two from Haiti. We have been matched with a 3 year old girl and her bio brother, a 7 month old boy. (We also have two children at home…a 9 and 7 year old).

    We have been amazed at God’s provision and faithfulness. Finances are a difficult part of the journey…God has blessed us through many people already. I know He will provide for you too! Praying for your journey…difficult, beautiful journey! Keep trusting!

    And by the way…my husband and I got to meet our kiddos (Haiti is a little different than other countries…)the love for an adopted child is the same as for a bio child!

    So excited for your family!!

  13. says

    oh my, you guys.
    my heart just EXPLODED with worship and glory to the One Who holds all of this knowledge and unknown answers for each and every one of us in the palm of His hand.
    my heart aches for the little ones out there who need loving, Godly homes.
    my only consolation to their situations is that God is the Father to the fatherless and He cares so deeply about each one. praise Him!
    my husband just sent me a pic of two orphaned Haitian siblings.
    we are not sure if God has adoption for us in the future, but we are open to it, and waiting for His answer.
    thank you for bearing your heart and soul to us and sharing this beautiful work of art.
    what a blessing to have this to cherish and look back upon when you are holding your precious little one.

  14. Liz says

    It’s just amazing to me what God will do when we take that leap of faith and make the first step on the journey that He has for us! My husband and I, like you, don’t know HOW it will happen, but we are believing that God will add to our family tree, too! These truly are “BABY STEPS”! Walking right there along with you and praying for peace, strength, and courage the whole way!

  15. Stephanie says

    Amazing song!!!
    Adoption can be an intense ride at times, but it is the most rewarding thing you will ever experience. We adopted our daughter a year ago, she came home from the hospital with us at 36 hours old. I’ll be praying for your family!!

  16. Pam Smith says

    I love it! I just donated and shared on my FB to hopefully get more donations! I think you guys will make amazing parents :)

  17. says

    Your song is unbelievable! I have just found your blog because my family just moved to Tybee Island and I have been looking for ideas on renovations/decorating. My precious boy was adopted at birth 9 years ago! This song says it all!!! Good luck on your journey!!

  18. says

    Just catching up on your blog and listened to your song. So beautiful! I’m in tears after hearing it. I’ve never adopted, but have 6 babies of my own and thinking about the precious children waiting for his/her forever family and what if it were one of mine. There’s nothing quite as wonderful as being a parent and I’m so happy for you and your journey. Praying that all goes smoothly.

  19. Louise Hickey says

    WOW! Just heard your incredible, heartfelt song! I’ve been where you are, and am now at home with my 3 little adopted miracles! It will happen, and God is definitely In Control! It’s an agonising wait, but when you lean on God for His perfect Peace and Hope, it’s a journey not taken alone!
    All the best for your wait, and Thank You for your precious gift of that song that will definitely touch lives!!

  20. Joyce says

    Just discovered your blog and think you are both inspiring! Loved this amazing song – god bless and wishing you much joy!

    xo Joyce

  21. Deb Zollar says

    One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard! God bless you two. Hope you get a child soon to shower all your wonderful love on.

  22. Tammi Hollis says

    So very beautiful and touching. My hopes and prayers that your journey begins soon and ends with the Joy and Love of your new son comforted in your arms…

  23. Tami Huitsing says

    This song brought me to tears. WOW. What an incredible journey the Lord has you on. How delighted He is to give you the desires of your heart. You were hand picked from God for this special gift. And He has fully equipped you with all that you need to be the most amazing parents! Peace to you as you wait to see your son face to face. I’m sure it’s going to be a glorious moment. Thank you for sharing your story with us!

  24. Christina says

    Your voice is as moving as ever. What a beautiful and touching song. My best wishes for you, Layla, and your future family. :)

  25. Susie Montgomery says

    What a beautiful song. You are both so talented. I am excited for you to become parents because you put your whole heart in what you choose to do. You will both be amazing parents. Good Luck and God Bless!

  26. Patty Kennedy says

    Such a beautiful, touching song! My nephew & niece were adopted from Romania and a close friend adopted from Russia. There were many tears before joy – but God is good and the wait was worth it all! Thank you for sharing your very personal journey – you are in my prayers!