We processed dozens of adoptions here in the US, got citizenship for many of the children, and the passage of the Help Haiti Act assured citizenship for all of the Humanitarian Parole children. It's been a happy ending for almost everyone, as the ABI staff has learned that the majority of the 12 children held in Pittsburgh for almost a year have been released to the adoptive families we recommended for them immediately after the airlift.
|New Orphanage Building|
|Margarette with supplies for the Depot|
For months, the BRESMA staff has sent food, formula, and medicine home with families living in the tent camps and fighting to keep their children alive. Many of them insist they want to place their children for adoption. We hope that many will change their minds, and find some of the aid that UNICEF and so many others have promised. But many of them will not. They have no hope and no options, and they love their children. They want them to live. They will bring them to the orphanage and relinquish them as soon as the doors open once more.