The Indiana State Department of Child Services released the following statement today following rumors that hundreds of Haitian orphans would be airlifted to Indiana:
- Rumors are circulating today that orphaned children from Haiti are headed to Indiana. These rumors are not true.As the terrible news from Haiti became known, Governor Daniels directed the Department of Child Services to learn more about how the state might assist. Meanwhile, indications of interest have come from good-hearted Hoosiers offering to help.
It is far from clear that any more children will be permitted to leave Haiti. Approval from both the United States and Haiti governments would be necessary.
When there is additional information to share, we will provide it. For today, we want to address the growing rumor: There are no Haitain children headed to Indiana nor are any arrivals imminent.