Last week, a new judge was appointed to replace Claude Gassant. The new judge's last name is Joseph (I did not catch his first name). Joseph is a common last name, a lot like "Smith" in English speaking countries.
I am hoping for a smooth transition and hope that this judge is friendly toward affording a future to the children who have already been matched with adoptive families.
I am also hoping that IBESR will reduce the age of the adoptive parents back to 30 as it had been. They increased the age to 35 because of Gassant.
With as many children in as desparate situations as they are in Haiti, we need to pray and hope that many of them can find permanent homes in loving families.