This is wonderful that those who have been waiting to get pesmission to bring
their children home after starting the adoption process, sometimes years ago are
finally seeing their children. We need to relocate more people
including orphans. Attacks against orphanages in recent days and the sheer size
of uneffected area where the earthquake has done damage means we need to
evacuate many out of Haiti. We shouldn't rush to adopt due to a crisis but
surely we need to care for these kids. It's just not safe there. Already kids
are turning up missing from hospitals. This is not a government flying kids to
safe place temporarily but human trafficking. More security is
Those children are in need of some family who are so trust worthy and willing to
help these children.For much love shelther medical attention as They
have been thru so much hurtful pain and loss!
Can anyone tell me why I was told "Haiti does not adopt to Mormons?" They also
have a "policy" that they will not adopt to families with more than 3 children.
Great job to all involved for helping in anyway they can. Props to my brother
and Sister In Law Brian/Tonya Wilson. Wish I could help, but money will have to
do for me. Tough, Tough, situation for sure. Can't imagine actually being
to Utah - It is my understanding that the orphanages in Haiti are privately run,
many through different religious groups. There are certain orphanages and
agencies that refuse to let the children in their orphanages be adopted by
Mormons because of their belief that Mormon's are not Christians. There are
many other groups and adoption agencies that are not prejudice and many LDS
families that have adopted children from Haiti
My sister in law is Mormon and she just brought two home Christmas morning.
Foyer De Sion is operated by a Mormon by the name of Mardy Guesno. I know there
are several more. Don't give up!
Flew out of Florida this morning and two Haitian orphans came trough the line,
all the check in people were cheering when they came through, they must have
know they were coming. It was really touching when every body in line started
applauding. Hopefully we all can do our part to help.
Point is They need a Home food and a Family to give them the best of Care)
What about all the kids that are looking for families? I don't understand the
adoption world, but there are the profiles of older kids so wanting a family.
We need to not forget and neglect them either.
For some, it is better for the child to live in these conditions in present-day
haiti, than (heaven forbid) they live with a loving LDS family. Sometimes the
world is wacked out when it comes to who is a christian and who is not. Dident
Jesus say to bring Him the little children?Bring the children. They
need a warm bed to sleep in and a loving parent to tuck them in and keep them
safe. (PS, I have adopted 7 kids so far - but none from Haiti - yet).
Who is our own?Is there really an order to who gets a home? The children being adopted were already through process. Some are hear
after completed part of the process that matched them with parents and did the
initial classification of orphan. Do you know you get a picture early on in the
process. Travel more than once, it is final to the point they take your name but
it still can take years to actually get them home. The infrasturcture over there
has never been good. Can you imagine having to leave once, twice a child over
there for paperwork to continue to be processed and then learn an earthquake has
occurred, seen the rioting and not want that child safe at home with you, if
it's even possible to want them home more than before.As to why kids
aren't all adopted in the US is the same as why kids not already in process even
if they come here for a time won't be adopted. They have to make sure they are
unattached to family. The US takes years for parental rights to be terminated.
Only 1% of never married women place.
330 children were adopted from Haiti to American's in 2009. It has been in the
range of 191 -355 in the last 6 years. It's a good 2 year process. That's not
really impacting US adoptions.It can take 3 months for the Haitian
government to grant the child a passport that must read the adoptive name of the
child and this must be down before the child leaves Haiti. 3 months after the
adoption is finalized. And that's the official number from our adoption
government help website. Could be longer. Then after the passport the parent's
must apply to bring that specific child in country through immigration. The
child must also after been seen by a proper medical panel to get tests done
before the VISA is issued. Vaccinations and such may need to be done depending
on child's age. The parent's also need to present themselves for the exit
interview.You actually adopt the child there and then wait for the
US government to get everything from Haiti saying that the child really was
eligible for adoption and yes the child can go home with the parents.
Many families are not eligible based on age, weight, marital history, marital
status, kids in the home already, religious practice (restricted for faith that
doesn't approve of modern medical practice and Christian's can't adopt Muslim
children.) I'm Catholic. Would LDS Family Services work with me? Of
course not. The birth families coming to LDS FS want the child raised in a
practicing household of a LDS family. I adopted from China and used a Christian
agency that wouldn't have accepted us into their domestic program, cause we are
Catholic and not "Christian". Besides their birthmom's go to them to find
nonCatholic Christian households. But the country of China doesn't care what we
are so they don't place the same restriction in the China program. So I wouldn't
say every faith based agency has restrictions on faith for all adoption
programs.You should adopt because you want to extend your family,
not in reaction to a crisis. We are called to care for orphans. That doesn't
mean adopt them. If it takes 2 years in good times, how long would an adoption
take in chaos?
Just be there to help!!! stop all the stories of who gets what and what
religion, lets run to the call of those who are in need, whatever and however we
can help, dont make this a battle lets make it a blessing, no matter what just
fight to do the right thing because we can.
Amen! Couldn't have said it better! It's NOT about religion. We are called to
care for orphans and widows...period. You can help in so many ways...not just
through adoption!I'm a Christian would the LDS Family Services allow
me to adopt through them??? I'm betting not. Thank God for all the orphanages
down in Haiti! Keep doing what your doing!
Need are Help..Adoption YesThat those who can not Adopt OneDont give
up on those Left Behind~~
As our healing runs deep in thier spirit and the love to help others
Bless you All
helping doesn't necessarily mean having to adopt a child in response to a
crisis.just remember that, everyone. Its extremely important
Nothing would make me happier than to see these children in a wonderful loving
home, LDS or not. Brian and Tonya would be the finest parents ever! What an
amazing service they, and so many others are doing.
does any one know who you would call to adopt one of these children
The recovery of a child to give them much care in thier life as the
Adoption continues for the Haiti people..
Jennifer I am a Christian, member Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saint
, Better known as Mormon, and if you investigate a bit you will find that our
standers for adoption are very strict.I find it very weird sticking up for LDS
member on a LDS website. There are many ways of being informed over the beliefs
of the LDS members and one very important message is our corner stone is 100%