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Child Advocate: Florida Adoption of Haiti Orphans May Be a Long Process

January 24th, 2010   4 Comments   Adoption

Legal declarations and parental rights are part of a long wait for those seeking to adopt children — including orphans arriving from the Haiti earthquake, Florida child advocate attorney Brian J. Cabrey, Esq., tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The touching images of Haitian children arriving on U.S. soil pulls at the heartstrings of many Americans, especially those who want to adopt children. But adoption experts say that compassion for the displaced children and the reality of child adoption – both in and outside of the United States – are two different things.

Even under usual circumstances there are enormous misconceptions about the intricacies of child adoption, experts say. And those misconceptions could explain the flood of offers to adopt children who have suffered immeasurable loss.

“People have to realize that there is often nothing fast-moving about the process of adoption, much less adoption of the children coming out of Haiti right now,” says Cabrey, a former senior attorney with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and board member of Florida’s Children First, a statewide child advocacy organization that seeks to serve foster, abused and neglected children. Read the entire article here…

4 Responses to “Child Advocate: Florida Adoption of Haiti Orphans May Be a Long Process”

  1. Lillian Jones says:

    I would like to know how to go about fostering two teenager from Haiti.

  2. Janey DeMeo says:

    I was planning to come to Florida this week to help with Haitian orphans — if there is a need. I speak fluent French, & have worked in the third world with orphans & underprivileged children. My organization, Orphans First, is linked with Embraced-by-Grace Adoption Agency in Florida. I was originally coming to Florida to see how we can best help the children — in my case, to speak to them in their own language. Let me know if there’s a need.
    blessings,
    Janey DeMeo — founder/director ORPHANS FIRST

  3. JeffZ says:

    You can try to contact the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Miami office.

  4. JeffZ says:

    You can try to contact the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Miami office. Read the blog for contact information…

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