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January 24th, 2010
09:29 PM ET

Battling Adoption Roadblocks

Fredricka Whitfield speaks with a man who adopted 3 Haitian children about the process involved with international adoptions.


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  1. Natosha

    I feel like the focus should be on getting the kids the immediate care they need in Haiti, while the search crew put their best foot forward to find survivors, which could be some of the kids parents or family members- rushing to adopt kids in Haiti is "not" the answer. It reminds me of how the U.S did the people in Hurricane Katrina: called them refugees and seperated them from their kids..then went on to adopt the kids without thoroughly searching for their parents. Only certain parts of Haiti is damaged, so why hasn't it came across someone's mind to move the kids to a safe area in Haiti and support them there, just in case they have surviving family members? The fact that no one has suggeted that raises a huge "red " flag: Is the plan to help the Haiti citizens survive and rebuild in their own country? or is it just to let most of them die while "kidnapping" their children? I call things how I see it and what I see is a "hidden agenda". I keep all of Haiti in my prayers and may God protect them from "all" evil.

    January 25, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  2. Jeff

    Earlier today I heard a gentleman from the Joint Counsel for Human Services who said that the Haitian Government has some concern with the un-documented children who have been brought to tthe US. I didn't catch his name nor where his organization is located. Can you please give me his name and a follow-up on what he was speaking about. I only caught the last part of the interview.

    January 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  3. Vondra

    What about adopting our OWN American kids?!! Why isn't anyone discussing that on CNN? Come on folks!

    Plus, regarding the ProLife people and adoptions, suppose for each baby put up for adoption instead of aborted they adopt? Oh no-they run in the opposite direction, especially if the baby is not "normal."

    Arghhhh, people.

    January 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  4. DanTe

    The last thing any kid need is for some airhead from America that needs to feel good for this instant to come and "adopt" him/her as the latest toy – the "in thing" to do yo know? Than turns him/her over to a nanny, only to be brought out for photo ops. "See? I'm a Humanitarian!"

    January 26, 2010 at 11:21 am |