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Haiti Orphans

My Mission to Help Disabled Children In Haiti

Plumfund | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed by evil spirits, which is why most orphanages there are filled with special-needs children abandoned by families who fear being ostracized.

New York Jets Wide Receiver David Nelson Launches Foundation to Care for Haitian Orphans

Alicia Jessop | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

With strong arms typically used to score touchdowns, Nelson picked up the young boy and just held him. With the young boy in his arms, a fire began burning in Nelson's heart that sparked an idea in his mind.

Haiti, HANA and Me: A Medical Mission in Photos

Dan Renzi | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Dan Renzi

I am wary of groups that go to foreign countries and teach the people how to live their lives, instead of simply giving them help to live better how they want. That's why going with HANA, I presumed my work would be put to good use.

Amy Poehler in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Amy has a lot of ideas about how to help kids express their dreams creatively. She has vision, and that is what all our Ambassadors should have in order to reach thousands more orphans and vulnerable children who need our help and support.

Home and at a Loss: The Experience of a Mission Abroad

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Instead of feeling guilty about your comfortable life back home, enjoy it. Savor it. Be grateful. Understand how truly privileged you are. But then, make a commitment to tell others what you've seen.

WWO Soccer Tournament in Kenscoff, Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

As we stepped out of a red metal door onto the makeshift soccer field, the children were already drilling for the game.

Haiti Journal #4 - Culture, Literacy and Medicine

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

In Haiti, store signs are symbols or photographs, not words. That's because few Haitians read anything except the Bible.

Back in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am back in Haiti and very happy to be here. People are friendly and open although they are constantly by challenged poverty and lack of opportunity. There is hope here, and I'm not sure why.

WWO: Trusted and Valuable Resource in Haitian Community

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Since Haiti's devastating earthquake two years ago, WWO has been in the process of adapting our current program models to fit the needs of children who have been affected by the horrific tragedy.

Improving Daily Life and Health for Monley, a Haitian Orphan

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

There are so many things to say about Monley, a 6-year-old Haitian orphan, and his extended family. I saw their life up close and wanted to share some of what I learned so that you might understand the complicated life they lead.

Haiti, One Year After the Earthquake: Reuniting Children and Families

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Morgan

One year later we've managed to reunify more than 1300 children with their families, and one year later I continue to be deeply impressed with the courage displayed by Haiti's youngest citizens.

Making Christmas Merry for Haitian Orphans

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Given the earthquake and now epidemic, it brings much holiday cheer that the stunning bag generates funds specifically for our kids in Haiti!

Britney Gengel's Story: Family To Build Haiti Orphanage In Honor Of Daughter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti, American college student Britney Gengel was among the lives lost in the rubble. T...

Baby Landina Reunited With Mother, Marie Miracle Seignon, Six Months After Haitian Earthquake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON -- A mother broke down in tears as she was reunited with her baby girl six months after the earthquake that devastated Haiti. "I had thought L...

Who are the "Lucky" Orphans?

Heather Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

How could the Haitian children shout and talk excitedly after they'd lost everything? They remained at SOS Children's Village because no family member had claimed them. How cruel and unfair that they had been dealt such a blow.

Are the Haitian Orphans Actually Orphans?

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Sachs

When it comes to international adoption, the true humanitarian work is performed through the slow and deliberate attention experienced professionals give to each child's case, not through hasty rescues performed by people trying to act as Good Samaritans.

26 Orphans Escape Harm In Earthquake, All Get Adopted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The 26 orphans of Haiti's Angel House were lucky to escape the Jan. 12 earthquake entirely unharmed. But thanks to some quick thinking by orphanage ad...

Haiti Kidnappeers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Aid Workers: Haiti Orphans At Risk Of Being Stolen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: Aid organizations, including UNICEF, Save the Children and the Red Cross, have begun registering at-risk children and are sheltering children ...

Pennsylvania Church Group Tends To Haitian Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A Pennsylvania church group who sponsored an orphanage in Haiti before the earthquake struck is working hard to protect the 12 orphans under their car...

The Children of Haiti

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Like we have learned in disasters from the tsunami in Southeast Asia to Hurricane Katrina, children are among the most vulnerable in any emergency but their needs are often forgotten.

Florida Families Adopt Haitian Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Just a week after an earthquake devastated Haiti and added thousands to the more than half a million orphans in Haiti, five Haitian children landed in...

UNICEF Ambassador: How Can We Help Haiti's Orphans?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As half a million orphans face an uncertain future in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake, UNICEF Ambassador Martin Bell discussed immediate prioritie...

Haitian Orphans: Pittsburgh Takes In 53 Orphans From Haiti Earthquake

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A planeload of Haitian orphans were evacuated from the quake shattered capital today, landing in chilly Pittsburgh today to a warm welcome....