Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Latest

Things are changing minute by minute. This is an e-mail we recieved from Chareyl late last night after an update from JCICS.JCICS still reporting today that the embassy is mass chaos. They are trying their best to get these children out in an orderly & safe manner. Pray for Chareyl & her group going down to Haiti that they would have wisdom to deal with any obstacles in the way of getting the kids home & protection . Thank you to the group for going down to advocate on our children's behalf !!!!!

Dear Wasatch Families,
It appears that the US government will not help with the evacuation of our children in Haiti. They have told
Us basically to send out orphanage directors in Haiti to the embassy and take what paperwork they can
And try and get the kids a visa or Humanitarian parole. So we sent Guesno Mardy (director of Foyer) to
The embassy today, he went twice with children in tow, they would not let him in, they would not help him.
It has come to my attention that those orphanages that have us coordinators on the ground in Haiti are
getting Visa’s and getting Humanitarian Parole. I have confirmed that all the children that have come
home so far have had US citizen’s on the ground in Haiti with experience helping them. My opinion is
that when they see Haitian’s coming they think they are just trying to get out of the country themselves,
I don’t know for sure this is just my opinion.
So I have decided to go to Haiti and get our children, I am going with a special group of people who are dedicated
To helping me, I have a representative from Foyer going (Lindsay Crapo) and I have my special humanitarian
Task force going, which includes a member of the military. I have experience with the embassy I know some
Of the personnel, I have been there to process paperwork and feel like I will be able to get our kids out.
I am currently working on how to fly the kids out of Haiti once I have them. I am pretty sure we have a plane
that will fly us out, but will let you know when it is Set. We will be bringing a total of 50 kids out of Haiti.
I do have a seat on a missionary plane going into Haiti on Thursday.
So what I need from each of you right now is a copy of all the paperwork you sent to USCIS Haiti, I am going
To take it with me to ensure we have everything we need to get Visa’s or Humanitarian Parole, I am going
To try to get as many of the kids out on a Visa as I can. If you already cc’d me when you sent it in then I have it,
but many of you did not so please send it now so that we can get it printed.
I am taking a lap top and when I can I will keep you posted.

Your friend,

Chareyl Moyes
Haiti Program Manager
Wasatch International Adoptions


tgerling said...

Wow! We are so lucky to have such a dedicated, strong, loving person on our side! Chaeryl is an angel walking among us! I hope that she, along with all of the other workers, know how grateful we are to have them in our lives! They are in my prayers as they begin their journey to Haiti and to the embassy!

lonnieloree said...

Yes= ditto what Tiff said. We will be praying for everyone's safety as they go down amongst the chaos there and bring the children to theU.S .Thank God that Chareyl is willing to do this.

Pete and Mare said...

I am so thankful that we have a friend like Chareyl. It's nice to have real heros that we can tell our babies about. Tiff is so right Chareyl truly is an angel walking among us! I am praying with all my heart that they will have a safe trip and bring home our babies. ~mare

Tiffany Gerling said...

I just saw that Chaeryl and the others left in the middle of the night. I know you must be glued to your computer and phone awaiting any word. Please let me know ASAP when you find anything out about the kids and their trip to the states. You are in my prayers Bambi! Love you!-Tiff