Jan 25, 2010 10:14 AM by Associated Press

32 Haitian orphans arrive in Denver

Thirty-two Haitian children whose adoption by Colorado families was placed in limbo after a magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti arrived at Denver International Airport.

The flight that arrived Sunday afternoon capped a 10-day effort by Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado authorities, physicians, and businesses to help children unite with their adoptive families.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week made it easier for orphaned children from Haiti to come to the U.S. Those being adopted by U.S. citizens or who had been matched to prospective adoptive parents were being evaluated for entry on a case-by-case basis.

In a statement, Ritter says there are many more Haitian children waiting to come to Colorado.


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