Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Our" Haitian orphanage

It's been a long time since I've written anything about Haiti.  I've been so focused on our current adoption that I think of little else these days.  But today I want to share a video that highlights the lives and work of a couple in Haiti who run the orphanage that our Haitian kids came from.  Haitian adoptions have slowed to a trickle since the earthquake, and people who commit to adopting can expect up to a 3-year wait.  But the need is still so great.  There are SO many children who lost parents and who are true orphans.

The orphanage director and his wife started taking children in many years ago, and today have a beautiful new facility high in the hills above Port-au-Prince.  I'm glad to see them finally moved in as this has been in the works for years (we visited the foundation of the building on our first trip to Haiti in 2005), but it hurts my heart to know that there are still so many children for them to care for.

Please watch the video, "Great Shall Be the Peace of Thy Children" on this page to see the great work they are doing.  This couple's lives have been filled with loss, including the deaths of many close friends and relatives during the earthquake, and the kidnapping of their young son just prior to the earthquake.  They have never seen or heard from him again, and yet they continue to love and serve other children every day of their lives.

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