From The AP:
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Ten U.S. Baptists arrested trying to take 33 children out of earthquake-shattered Haiti say they were just trying to do the right thing, applying Christian principles to save Haitian children.
Prime Minister Max Bellerive told The Associated Press Sunday he was outraged by the group’s “illegal trafficking of children” in a country long afflicted by the scourge and by foreign meddling.
But the hard reality on the ground in this desperately poor country — especially after the catastrophic Jan. 12 quake — is that some parents openly attest to their willingness to part with their children if it will mean a better life.
You have got to be friggin kidding me!!! Screw Haiti!! I am so tired of The United States of America going out of it’s way to help every “hell hole” in the known world and getting crapped on. Enough!!! Let them dig themselves out of the hole. Hey, here is an idea, let the rest of the world help them. Hey, aren’t they an x-colony of France? Where’s the French? What the hell are they doing? How many Haitians are they air lifting to their country? NONE. They are all coming to a neighborhood near you!!!!!!
Haiti’s overwhelmed government has halted all adoptions unless they were in motion before the quake amid fears that parentless or lost children are more vulnerable than ever to being seized and sold.
Without proper documents and concerted efforts to track down their parents, they could be forever separated from family members able and willing to care for them. Bellerive’s personal authorization is now required for the departure of any child.