It has been awhile since I told you about any new children who have been admitted to the orphanage. More families are being approved by the Colorado office to adopt the children and now we are just waiting for dossiers to arrive in Haiti. We have also had a difficult time getting all of the biological families here to do DNA and to the court to get that paperwork done. It always seems to be one thing or another!
We changed our admission procedure starting in March. When a child is admitted to the orphanage, the biological family immediately goes to IBESR for counseling, then the courts, and DNA. IBESR explains adoption to the family which we have already done before they are accepted, but it is nice for them to talk to IBESR and sign in the ledger that they understand adoption.
Here are the children admitted that I have not told you about:
Stevenson arrived on 16 January at 1 month old. He was brought by a young 18 year old mother who did not have the means to take care of him.
Shaelle arrived on 23 January at 11 days old. She was abandoned and brought to us by IBESR.
Malozie arrived on 25 January at 1 month 14 days old. She was brought by her father. Her father said that the mother had a mental breakdown and he has 4 other children to care for. He cannot care for Malozie too.
Daphka arrived on 3 March at 1 month old. She was brought by her mother, but her history is not very good. We are waiting for her father to come and talk to us before she will be available for adoption.
Talia arrived on 5 March at 12 days old. She was brought by a young unwed mother 19 years old. The father abandoned her while she was pregnant and already has another child to care for.
Carine arrived on 6 March and is almost 3 years old. Her mother died when she was 3 months old and Carine lived in an orphanage in Kenscoff run by a Dutch woman. She was sent back to live with her father and he tried to take care of her, but brought her back to the Kenscoff orphanage malnourished. Papa has a new wife who refuses to care for Carine.
Anel was brought to the orphanage with his big sister, Wisline, on 12 March. He was 3 months old and Wisline was 2 years old. The mother has 5 children and is having a very difficult time taking care of them. A government official sent them to us when he found that the mother could not care for them.
Mackenson arrived on 19 March at 7 months of age. He was brought by his mother. He had been taken to another orphanage but sent to us because they said he had a deformed ear and another malformation of his penis that is easily correctable. There is nothing wrong with his ear. Yes, it looks a little different than the other year but you would never notice it unless you were looking at both ears at the same time! He is sweet little boy.
Dachka arrived on 27 March at 4 months of age. Dachka has Down’s Syndrome. This is our third baby girl admitted with Down’s Syndrome. She is a beautiful baby and is healthy.
Posted on Thu, April 5, 2012