This week marks the six month anniversary of the disaster that brought even greater suffering to Haiti, a nation already on its knees. The state of child welfare was perilous before January 12th, with a 10% mortality rate in children under age 4 and an estimated 7% enslaved. Things are worse now. The need for permanent families for children with no options left in Haiti is great.
Historically, the French people have completed over 50% of international adoptions of Haitian children each year. The French government has now issued a moratorium prohibiting its citizens from beginning new adoptions in Haiti. The United States must help to fill the void, or children will die or be left to waste away in institutions.
All Blessings International will conduct two webinars next week with a general overview of Haitian adoptions, the outlook for the future, and caveats. These are not ‘recruiting sessions’ intended to encourage PAPs to choose our program over others, but rather a general information session for all agencies with interested families and families themselves to hear an update and ask questions. Other Joint Council member agencies with established programs in Haiti are encouraged to join in and participate in the question and answer session at the end of the call. Joint Council has several member agencies who have worked as a team to save the children of Haiti, and we will continue to do so now that the need is greater than ever.
Please share the following dates with your friends, families, staff, and local home study agencies:
Monday, July 19th at 1:00 pm CST
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Wednesday, July 21st at 7:00 pm CST
If you are having trouble viewing or following the links for the webinars in this email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation.
Please, help us help them.