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US Should Issue Visas to Bring Already-Adopted Children out of Haiti Now!

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To the US Government and US State Department - Legally adopted children of Americans are currently stuck in Haitian orphanages, many of which are destroyed or damaged and without food and water. These are legal children of American citizens, whose adoption has already been approved and finalized by the Haitian government prior to the 1-12-10 earthquake, but have been waiting for Haiti to print a passport or the US government to issue a visa. But now, with Haitian government buildings destroyed and the country in chaos, this is not possible. By signing this petition, we ask that the US government take action by immediately issuing visas to these children so that they may travel to join their families in the US, who love and are invested in these children. Evacuate the already adopted children so that they do not die in the aftermath of the earthquake! Letting the legally adopted children leave Haiti on emergency visas will open space in orphanages for newly orphaned children who will likely die on the streets without care. Issue visas now!
(Petition open until 1-25-10 at which time it will be sent to US State Department.)

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Janelle Benedict, adoptive mother

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