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Story adoption story:
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The Ivey Story – Jamie Ivey from The Austin Stone on Vimeo.
My name is Mabel Garcia, I am Argentinean, single and in the process to adopt a child in Haiti from For His Glory.
I would love to know if you have any comment regarding the orphanage I chose.
I am open minded and the truth will never hurt me.
Hope very much to hear from you
My friends and fellow teammates for the child sponsorship program His Hands for Haiti http://www.hishandsforhait.org, Matt and Carlyn, started the adoption of little Reggie in Jan. 2007 that we saw in Haiti at the orphanage “Children of Promise” near Cap Haitian when he was 3 months old (March 2007), and they are still waiting even when they were told it was just weeks away before they could come and get him, because some final paperwork was lost on someone’s desk……….it has been a heartbreaking process, Reggie is now 21 months old, and they fear he will spend his 2nd birthday in Haiti also.
Why do they make it so hard to get these children home to their new parents?
Hello! I just found your website and an overwhelmed at the adoption process! We are JUST starting and I feel completely lost right now. We are adopting from His Home for Children in Haiti and just received approval this past week. Now the LONG journey begins….and I see by many blogs that it is long Question, do you recommend hiring a lawyer in the US and Haiti? Thank you
Who did you use for your homestudy?
Hi, we are adopting from Haiti as well and it looks like we are at the same place in the process. We got out of Parquet in November. I love all the detail you have about the process and the steps, thanks.
Thank you so much for your blog! It has been so inspiring and informative about the whole Haiti adoptions process. I was just wondering what agency you and Aaron using to adopt out of Haiti? My husband and I are wanting to adopt and have been overwhelmed by all of the agencies. Also, I saw on your husband’s blog that he recommends sponsoring a child from the Compassion agency… is that the only one y’all recommend? Thank you so much for any information! -Katie
Nancy referred us to your blog. She is from WI like us and she is home visiting before returning to her full-time mission work in Haiti. We also have a friend who teaches English at a school in Haiti. She just left for her second year in Port-au-Prince.
We are also adopting a boy and girl from Haiti, siblings ages 6 and 3. Your timeline looks similar. We submitted our dossier in June of 2008 and we are waiting for Presidential Dispensation, since we have 3 children at home.
We are also very active in Compassion International and help others sponsor children. We have been able to deliver gifts to sponsored children in Haiti when we visit.
Each of us has travelled once to visit our children at the orphanage in PAP. We won’t go back until we pick them up for good. (Too hard on them and us).
Great to see a Christian adoptive parent’s blog!
I am adopting from haiti as well. I just learned that the documents are out of Parquet, what does that mean, how much longer before I can bring by beautiful girl home?
Jon & Lori- do you have a blog? My wife Tina and I are adopting from Haiti as well. We believe we are very close to bringing her home (her visa appointment is Thursday – if approved we can go get her). I am a volunteer Child Advocate for Compassion, as well as Event Manager. I’d love to follow your progress. We have 3 other daughters, but did not have to apply for Presidential Dispensation, but we understand that most appeals to the president are approved.
How do I contact you? On your blog? Or email?
We don’t have a blog, but would like to share Haiti adoption information.
Jon & Lori, you can use mjp2 @ comcast.net
We are also adopting from haiti. What we find the hardest are the changes on rules. First you can have kids then you cannot….the most recent is the traveling to court. I am glad that I will get to see my daughter for the first time but it will be very heartbreaking to leave her behind when we leave. Hopefully she will be home after christmas.
Kathy adopting Saraphina
Can you explain how you need to travel for court now and go back in a few months? We, too,got caught up in the reverting to the old rules regarding children at home.
Jon and Lori
You need to travel to haiti and stand in front of the justice of the peace. You sign a statement that you want to adopt the child. Of course the 5 years we have been in this process is not enough to state we want this??? It was lovely going to haiti and seeing our beautiful girl. We had to leave our kids and home and were blessed that my sister took care of them. Our daughter was a little standoffish but was daily warming to us and then it was time to go. Our orphanage only recommends as short 3-4 day trip so the kids are not too traumatized by our leaving. I recommend going….it steeled in my mind how much I just want to get my girl home
We are working with FHG. We may have to travel to see the judge also, but hopefully not. This is mostly a wasted trip. Three days, the expenses to get there and back. Plus, we wouldn’t want to miss seeing the kids, but very hard on them to see us go again. Hopefully, the judge will get over this little power play by the time we are at this stage.
I am on tour with Eric Brown right now and he referred me to your blog. Story is absolutely precious (but of course you already know that) and I pray the Lord would give you and extra measure of strength, wisdom, and love for the days ahead. I have been to Haiti twice and am hoping to return in January with my husband. There is a 6 year old little boy named McKinsley that I have fallen in love with in a certain orphanage bordering the DR, and Lord willing, would love to bring home. He is HIV positive so obviously there would be many obstacles to face, but I love him as my son. When I began looking into Haiti adoption laws I saw the minimum age to adopt was 35…but are you and Aaron 35? Curious as to what the current laws are. Thanks for your time! Hope to meet your sweet family one day!
How Long were you in Parquet?
I think we’re adopting from the same orphanage. Today is the birth parent interview at the U.S. Embassy and I’m hoping for good results. Your blog is indeed helpful.
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