Monday, November 22, 2010

Finally... good news instead of bad news

This is the most wonderful news I’ve had in the past 28 months. I feel so blessed!

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 1:25 PM, wrote:

Hello Sylvie,

Dixie confirms that yes you are on the list and will have a proposal soon. :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some Haiti news

Some good news in the adoption world.

16 November 2010

Adoptions are open in Haiti. We are accepting children into the orphanage and accepting dossiers for families to adopt them. This is the first time in several years that we have more children than we do adoptive families waiting to adopt! I realize that since we are only accepting families who meet the 1974 criteria that it is more difficult to find families that meet all of the criteria, but I have faith that there are families for each of these children. Hopefully, after the national elections on 28 November and with the new senators taking office in February, we will see movement on them approving the new adoption law.
We are working hard to get children paper ready for adoption and finding families for each of them. We are sending children and their parents for DNA by the carload, and trying to get them all done as quickly as we can get the parents here.

The adoption process in Haiti in the last 10 years has been a long drawn out process. I am very interested to see how the whole process goes now. I am certain that it will be a bumpy journey getting through the adoption system here in Haiti post-earthquake. But we have to find families for these children, or where do they go? A Haitian orphanage? No, they need families and that is our goal for each and every one.