Martha Osborne at Rainbow Kids created a helpful synopsis of a call today hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Department of State (DOS) and other government agencies on the situation in Haiti related to orphans and adoption.
A key excerpt:
During the meeting today, it became apparent that discussing the hundreds of thousands of orphans without ties to the US was not on the agenda. “We are still 2-3 weeks from processing the last child in our current categories” stated one DOS employee. For children on the ground in Haiti, the focus must be on creating safe-havens where they can receive shelter, clean water, and an environment free of fear.
For the full text of Osborne’s notes, click here.