Saturday, April 4, 2009

Haitian Adoption Concert/Reunion Announcement

The Haitian Ambassador to the U.S., Raymond A. Joseph and his wife are planning to hold a Haiti Adoption Reunion Concert (see theme below), at the Haitian Embassy in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"Choosing to Adopt - A Celebration of Motherhood"

All families who have adopted children from Haiti (and have their children at home with them) are invited to attend.

This is a "big deal" event because the event will be covered by the press and because photos will be taken. As of late, there have been public "anti-adoption" forces throwing their weight around in the adoption world. Less children are adopted and the process has become more lengthy and difficult. This does not just apply to Haiti, but it applies to other countries as well. Even our own government in the U.S. has made adoptions more difficult and especially in Haiti has taken a real anti-adoption stance by refusing as many children's visas as possible.

I urge all the families to attend who can possibly make it to the concert. I will attend with one of my children because I cannot afford the airfare to D.C. with all my Haitian adopted children. But, I will be present nonetheless.

This event can and will have a great impact because we can show to the Haitian people and the Haitian government in particular that our Haiti adopted children are doing well, that we love and care for them the same as biological children, and that we ensure that our Haitian children stay connected with their culture and country.

If you are planning to attend, please email me (put Haitian Mother's Day Concert in the heading of your email) at

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