And one last post. One of my brother Ron's best friends (since kindergarten), Travis and his wife Jennifer have adopted 2 boys from Haiti and have been in the process of waiting for them to come home for 3 years. The boys are still in Haiti and thank goodness they are safe, though the orphanage they live in has been damaged. Travis has some other good organizations that you can donate to, so this is one last email I am sharing with you. (and please take a moment to sign the petition in the previous post to allow the children who are adopted to be joined with their parents. Actually, here is the link again, to make it easy for you. https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/visasforadoptedhaitianchildren/. Michele
I want to thank you all for the outpouring of prayer, support, and concern for us and our boys inHaiti.
It has been very encouraging to us in our prayer and hope. Below I have
some updates as well as some answers to your questions.
Praise Items - Latest Information specific to the orphanage and our boys, Steevenson & Sterlin:
There has been contact with Junior, the directors right-hand-man – we don’t have more information than that.
are cracked walls in both orphanage houses, and the girls' house's
(which also houses the babies and Hal & Chris and their family)
back security wall came down. But thankfully both houses are still
standing and everyone is fine.
Continued safety and security for the orphanage and those inHaiti
issues that are common with such natural disasters: sewage, dirty
water, injury complications, food, communication and transportation
Availability of aid to the orphanage and surrounding areas: food, water, etc…
Other/Newly displaced/orphaned children
Wisdom for Haitian governmental officials as they accept help from outside sources
hope and peace for adoptive families waiting to be united some day –
the adoption process, we can assume at this point is at a stand still.
It might be weeks or months till we know how this will impact the
Ways you can help:
Financial assistance to the following and other NGO’s that are already located withinHaiti: