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Haitian Orphans Arrive in Canada


World  (tags: Air Canada Airbus A-330, 24 Haitian orphans, arrive, adoptive parentsCanada, Salvation Army, clothing, Adoption Council of Canada )

RosemaryR
- 2876 days ago - cbc.ca
An Air Canada Airbus A-330 touched down in Ottawa on Sunday carrying 24 Haitian orphans, the first group of children to have their adoptions fast-tracked since the earthquake in Haiti 12 days ago. Some of the youngest children were wrapped



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Jeff W (38)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 7:28 pm
Thank heaven for this piece of good news at last! We all need to see more like this... please...
 

Chris V (264)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 7:54 pm
It's so very great to hear that a world of people are coming together to help.
 

Cheryl B (207)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 9:23 pm
I cried with a big smile on my face when I saw these little ones on the news. More children have arrived in Colorado. All the children with adoptive parents waiting for them should be fast-tracked for goodness sake! There are a million new orphans in Haiti.
 

Judy C (97)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 10:17 pm
Good news!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 11:00 pm
Well, this is good, considering, of course! But the individual stories may be very difficult. It must feel very surreal for some of these children to go through what they've been through and then be transported to a foriegn country away from everyone they've known and into a very cold climate. This weather change is not a small thing. People sometimes get SADs.
 

Simon Wood (207)
Monday January 25, 2010, 2:26 am
First Canada, France and the USA use violence to overthrow the democratically-elected egalitarian Aristida government in Haiti,

then uses a military occupation to impose a pro-corporate, anti-worker regime on the people of Haiti, exploiting them in factory work for corporations based in Canada, France and the USA that pay workers in Haiti less than $2 per day.

Thus Canada participates in the oppression, exploitation and impoverishment of the people of Haiti.

This adopt-an-orphan business is a sick joke in the context of what Canada has done to the people of Haiti. It is reminiscent of the U.S.-supported fascist dictatorships in Latin America, where fascists who murdered leftwing activists then went on to adopt the children of those leftwing activists, raising those children to be fascists themslves.

DISGUSTING!!!

North America should be ASHAMED of what they support and do to the people of Haiti and Latin America in general!!!
 

Simon Wood (207)
Monday January 25, 2010, 2:30 am
Ha! More first world people making hypocritical orgies of self-congratulation for their twisted imperialist abuses!

How about you simply stop oppressing, exploiting and impoverishing the people of Haiti, and then they could take care of their own orphans, and there would be fewer orphans in the first place, anyway!!!
 

Simon Wood (207)
Monday January 25, 2010, 2:31 am
This is like how the nazis made propaganda to pretend they were doing a good thing to the people of Europe!

Sick and twisted, truly sick and twisted!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 25, 2010, 3:37 am
That's great, some good news to begin a new (hopefully) good week, with much more good news, we all need it, or?!!
Thanks dearest Rosemary for share with us :).
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 25, 2010, 4:57 am
I sincerely hope that these childrens' parents are not running around Haiti looking for them but assuming they are dead? Who knows?

Humanitarian aid is admirable but when children are adopted out, no-one knowing (or caring?) where their parents are, it looks fine for Canada but how are the kids parents going to feel if they emerge from the rubble and find themselves childless?
 

MRS M (1748)
Monday January 25, 2010, 6:07 am
Hard to describe. Amazing, sad, tragic, hopeful. Truly hard to put my finger on it.
 

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Monday January 25, 2010, 12:27 pm
A little good news at last. Thanks Rosemary
 

. (0)
Monday January 25, 2010, 6:03 pm
I hope these children can recover in good, loving adoptive homes. And I'm so glad their status was fast-tracked.

I've been reading about the orphanages in Haiti (some of which have been attacked by those trying to steal the children's food and water after the disaster) - obviously there aren't enough adoptive families there to adopt all the children who need homes. So in many cases it appears the choice is between no family - or a foreign family. I know which I would choose.
 

Chhiv - (170)
Monday January 25, 2010, 11:42 pm
Great news. Thank you, Rosemary.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 2:34 pm
Further to my comment above...A bunch of delusional Baptist God botherers attenpt to kidnap and airlift kids who are NOT orphans out of Haiti....In the name of god?...Ho hum, here we go again...

33 Haitian Children Taken Illegally

Ten Americans are in custody in Port-au-Prince after being accused of trying to illegally take children out of Haiti. The suspects—five men and five women—were detained at Haiti's main border crossing into the Dominican Republic with 33 children aged two months to 12 years and no papers proving the adoptions were legal. Authorities had feared that traffickers would take advantage of the chaos in Haiti following the earthquake that ravaged the country. "We had permission from the Dominican Republic government to bring the children to an orphanage that we have there," a woman from the group told Reuters from jail. "I was going to come back here to do the paperwork…

"They accuse us of children trafficking. This is something I would never do. We were not trying to do something wrong."

Read it at Reuters
 

. (0)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 2:40 pm
Yes, that ridiculous group who tried to illegally take the children out of Haiti is causing problems for the orphans who have permission to leave the country for adoptions (who were orphaned well before the earthquake) - because the government is holding up adoptions across the board right now.

I just can't believe any group would be so stupid as to not believe the government had to give permission for the children to be removed from Haiti. Whether or not they turn out to be unsavory "traffickers" of children will have to be determined. But they definitely broke the law.
 
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