Haiti's Orphans, What are we going to do about it?

Hundreds of Haitian orphans in the process of being adopted but we have hundreds of thousands of orphans in Haiti. What are we going to do about it?


Haiti Orphans

One big issue that has been dominating the news lately has been about Haiti's orphans. There were lots of them before the earthquake, now Haiti has even more orphans.

What are we going to do about this new generation of homeless Haitian children without a mother or father to take care of them.

We can't just sit there and cross our arms, like the government seems to be doing, and wait for "The International Community" to solve all our problems.

We should at least discuss a plan...

We should at least think about a possible solution...

Before the earthquake, Haiti had a big problem with restavecs, If you are Haitian, I don't think I need to explain to you what that means.

If we take into account the number of Haitian kids who were in the streets already that the government was unable to take care of, can you imagine what is about to happen to all the hundreds of thousands of Haitian kids whose parents died in the earthquake.

Collectively, we can make a difference, we don't have a choice, we have to make a difference.

But where do we start?

How do we go about it?

If you've been watching the news, you've probably been hearing a lot about adoptions but they are talking about "HUNDREDS" of kids being adopted.

Let me ask you a question:

Do you really think that the rest of the world will just fly to Haiti and take all these Haitian kids into new homes somewhere outside of Haiti so they can live happily ever after?

The orphan children of Haiti are Haiti's problem and now is the time to start talking about how we're going to deal with it.

This is our country, these are our kids...

What are we going to do about it?

What do you suggest we do with these kids to make sure to do not become the new reason we fear going to Haiti?

I would love to hear your opinion about this topic.

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Ariana says...

The Haitian government make it almost impossible to adopt in Haiti.

I would gladly take a little girl as my baby to nurture to love and to give a decent

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Sonia R Registre says...

rIGHT NOW A GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE IN PROCESS TO START A HOME FOR OUR CHILDREN IN LAVALLEE jACMEL I HAVE A BUILDING UNFINISHED COSMETIC WORK IS NEEDED, WATER ELECTRICITY, FOODS AND SCHOOLING ALREADY EXISTS WE NEED PEOPOLE LIKE

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Josy says...

Haitians are all over the world, and the majority of us are doing great financially.

We should start adopting those kids, and save their lives.

You should not expect anything in return, and do it for the Glory of God. The child may, or may not be greatful to you. I know some of us who are living in mansions, and our own children are grown.

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Bernadette says...

Hey Yvette,

From what I gathered, there are many "Haitian Community Centers" in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens but none in the Bronx.

It seems like that there is a big Haitian population in the Bronx without Haitian local resources.

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Yvette Duverge says...

Hi friend

L just read your response.

As I understand your letter you have an organization in Haiti.

I would like to know more about it. Please send me more information.

Thank you.

Yvette

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Carmella Wilson says...

What is a Lawn

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Rubens Pierre says...

Hi Woodring,

The I.H.C.L.E.P.O International Haitian Children Lives & Educations Protection Organisation and I were scanned your question and the Internation Haitian Community Readers opinions.

Then after analised the situation, the I.H.C.L.P.O is already setting up legale statue requiest for all Haitian Children those have to be adopted.

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Marie says...

you/re the devil in person
I never hear someone with a heart as black as

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Marie says...

I AM STRONGLY AGREE WITH YOU
AN ORPHRANAGE UNDER A LAW AND A CONSTITUTIONS FOR THE SAKE OF HAITI 'S FUTURE WE NEED TO FIND A DIPLOMATIC LEADER TO SPEAK TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THIS OPINIONS THAT HAVE TO BE THE ONLY WAY POSSIBLE INSTEAD OF LOSSING OUR CHILDRENS IN THE HANDS OF STRANGERS

< safety > come

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Jo Lesly Fourcand says...

Hello Woodring,
It's a good question that I don't think anybody can answer.

At the present, I have 17 kids at my house and about 20 adults taking refuge in my yard. Children's House of Hope is an Orphenage I opened in October but was destroyed by the earthquake.

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