Before and After
We don't have much more information that what is being reported on the news. I follow several blogs of those who already have or are going through an adoption. I also follow blogs of US Missionaries and Aid Relief workers, etc. I've been relying on those blogs for information on orphanages and hospitals that I can't find on the news.
My heart goes out to all you in the middle of the process- waiting, reading, praying, to find out if your children are alive. Lord, please be with them. All of them. Amen.
I've learned that all the HFC and NLL kids are OK! These are the kids my daughters lived with for 2 years at the orphanage. I'm sooooo thankful to learn all of them are accounted for.
Dr. Bernard, his wife and the staff at his house have also been accounted for, but the staff at his office smack dab in Port-au-Prince are still unaccounted for. The agent who helped us through the adoption process told me that Dr. Bernard, the 69 year old director of the orphanage, had to jump from a 2nd story window of the Mayor's office.
I wish I was with Anderson Cooper right now. CNN is doing a fabulous job of reporting. I'm saddened to see the death toll will likely reach 100,000. Bodies being pulled from rubble. Inmates escaping collapsed jail. Hospitals crumbling. Anguished voices from within the debris growing silent.
Please, I encourage you to join with my family in donating in anyway that you can to help a country that was already in desperation. I'm hoping that this tragedy could be the thing that finally turns Haiti around. May foreign governments come in and help rebuild a country that so desperately needs direction, honest officials, water, clean agriculture and prayer.
We will likely not be able to find out if the girls' biological father survived the earthquake.