Here are two condensed versions of updates that I received from For His Glory Adoption Outreach. Remember that during at time of crisis in a country any new international adoptions are halted so that they can ensure that children are able to be reunited with any existing birth families. If you want to understand the reason why further, there is a good article posted on Rainbow Kids, click here to read: http://rainbowkids.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=687
Thus the children that they are speaking of here and trying to get to the US are children who were already matched with adoptive families and in the process of being adopted.
"Greetings! At this time we need everyone to PLEASE contact your congressmen and senators. The only thing we need to evacuate the children in the orphanage to the U.S. is approval from the State Department and the President of Haiti. Everything else in place to be able to evacuate - the only thing keeping our kids in Port-au-Prince is this permission. We have babies with diarrhea who will dehydrate quickly and we need to get the kids out. Please, get on the phone now, and start calling. Ask your senators to contact the State Department to get this approval as soon as possible. Thank you, Kim Harmon, President For His Glory"
"Greetings! We just received word this evening from Frankise that the orphanage has 30 UN soldiers issuing medical care to our sick babies! Praise the Lord! We have also received aid today from the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. We have Pat and Tanya in the Dominican Republic. We are working to get Tanya, a physician, to the airport in Port-au-Prince to be there when the time for evacuation occurs so that she can be with our children. Please pray that we can do this. Please pray for our staff, for Pierre and his family, Frankise, Kiki, and our birth families. Once our children are evacuated, For His Glory still exists, and we will then turn our focus, for the time being, to humanitarian aid, particularly to our staff, our birth families and our neighbors.Announcements are forthcoming as to the next steps in getting our children evacuated and to the U.S."