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Thursday, December 23, 2010

300+ Haitian Children Headed to New French Homes

From The Washington Post:

PARIS -- More than 300 Haitian children are preparing to fly to Paris with their new French adoptive families, just in time for the holidays.

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said Saturday that 318 children had been cleared for adoption and were being allowed to leave the Caribbean country, which is still reeling from a January earthquake and now experiencing a deadly cholera epidemic.

Authorities chartered two airplanes so French families can pick up the children. The flights will leave Paris on Tuesday and Thursday, Alliot-Marie said in a statement.

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Haiti is still in shambles and I hate to admit it, but it will probably remain in shambles for years to come.

At this point in time, Haiti is the equivalent of a third world country. If stable, working adults around the globe are able and willing to adopt Haitian children, pulling them from the mud and the muck, more power to them.

Posted by: Divorce Tulsa | Dec 25, 2010 10:20:20 PM

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