Senator Lamar Alexander is asking President Barack Obama to take action and speed up adoptions from the Congo.
Alexander wrote the president a letter Wednesday. In it he says, "It is time the president helps end this heart wrenching delay to see that these children and their adoptive parents are able to leave the country and return to the United States."
Alana Carroll, an East Tennessee mother, is waiting to adopt her two boys Neema and Canaan from the Congo. She says it can't come soon enough.