Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pray for family today

When Charly was three years old, he was holding a kerosene lamp. The hot oil was spilled into his lap, resulting in severe burns. An infection set in and there were no meds in Haiti to stop the infection. Through Healing the Children, Charly was brought to Ohio and treated at Shriner's Hospital. He was with a family in Ohio for several months. This same family was caring for another Haitian child at the time. This child, Ely, was abandoned at a Port-au-Prince hospital. He was born without a skull and also needed extensive surgery. Once it was time to send Ely back to Haiti, there was no one to send him home to, so the family was allowed to adopt him Back to Charly ... eventually he was returned to his family in LesCayes. Unfortunately his family was too poor to feed him properly and Charly would cry and cry because he was hungry. His parents wrote to the family in Ohio asking them if they would consider adopting Charly. The instant answer was YES! They already loved him as a son and Ely loved him as a brother. Thus, Charly came to live at the Children of Israel Orphanage while the LONG paperwork process to adopt him began. During the summer of 2008, Charly was moved to an orphanage in Port-au-Prince to meet the government's requirement that he live at an "accredited adoption" orphanage, until his adoption was complete.

The family had paid all the fees, done all the paperwork, had a passport for Charly showing him with his new last name, AND then the ruling came down that he was not "adoptable." What?!?!? The government denied the adoption!

The ONLY hope now is a hearing to reverse the decision. An attorney has drawn up all the papers and is known as the only attorney that has been able to get decisions like these reversed in the country of Haiti. THE HEARING IS TODAY .... December 30!

Please pray that Charly will be able to be reunited with his Ohio family as THEIR SON!

Please pass this email onto to anyone else who will be faithful in prayer for Charly and his family! God bless you!

Nora Leon


Children of Israel Orphanage in Les Cayes

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Cheri said...

That is so frustrating- I can't imagine what that family is going through.
I'll be praying- please keep us posted when you find anything out.

Lisa said...

Oh that is awful..This is sometimes why I am so scared to take that step..I've heard of people getting all that way and it not work out..I will keep this family in my prayers,and as above keep us posted

Diane said...

Praying today...

A Stone Gatherer said...

Crazy!!!!! I'll be praying today too!

A Momma in Waiting... said...

I'm assuming it was our governement that denied them, right? Classifying an "orphan" can be hard when all the Haitian paperwork doesn't line up. Oh I'm praying there is a resolution. Please keep us posted. How heartbreaking for everyone. I'm praying this story ends with a testamony of the power of God! Terry