Posted: Jan 19, 2010 8:06 AM by John Romero
Updated: Jan 19, 2010 8:06 AM
The God's Littlest Angels office is a busy one these days. "Phones are ringing off the hook." says Jean Bell, "We can't keep up with the calls." People from all over the country are calling, looking to adopt a Haitian child. On Monday, the U-S and Haitian governments agreed to expedite the process for orphans already in the adoption system. "The only children that will be leaving Haiti at this time will be those children that have adoptive families. They are already in process and their paper work has at least seen started." explains Bell.
But it's not that easy for someone looking to begin the adoption process right now. "We've gotten word from the Haitian government that any new children coming in are going to have to wait for at least 6 months to make sure they don't have families looking for them." Says GLA's Holli Bickel.
GLA says though you may not be able to adopt, there's still much that can be done to help these children. "We have very limited food supplies like water, cooking fuel and diesel to run the generators. We need to get them into a safe environment." says Bell. They say right now those donations are more important than ever. "The more pressing immediate need is the donated goods, getting them down into Haiti and into the hands of the children so we can feed them and keep them healthy until they're ready to be adopted." says Bickel.
If you would like more info on how to donate to God's Littlest Angels you can check out their website at www.glahaiti.org