Barely three weeks ago, Haiti experienced the worst ever earthquake and more than 2 million people lost their lives, homes and everything they ever had. The catastrophe also left many homeless and orphaned with traumatic consequences that is haunting one and all there. However, I was shocked yesterday to watch on BBC a group of Americans, who claimed themselves belonged to the Idaho-based charity called New Life Children’s Refuge, were caught by Haitian Police with 31 children aged 2 months to 12 years when they were trying to slip out of the country.
These Americans were caught red handed because they didn’t had any papers of adoption made compulsory by the government. Worldwide it is illegal to leave any country without proper documents. Such a callous approach when the country and these 31 children have lost their families, home and their every day lives in their own country, these Americans can be so opportunistic to quietly slip out with so many children for trafficking scheme to make money??? Well, how low we can stoop even during such a disasterous calamity??? These Americans have proved that to earn that extra dollar by selling these children to various couples in their homeland, they would go to any extent… even if it means smuggling these suffering children undetected and illegally during such catastrophe!
Now relatives of these 10 Americans have come in support by saying that there is a misunderstanding as they were trying to rescue these children. Rescuing without proper documents and papers??? Strange because they claim themselves to belong to the charity group New Life Children’s Refuge… don’t they know what the official procedures are to travel from one country to another, so why were they sneaking out to Dominican Republic without any papers??? Illegal adoption schemes are prevalent in America and these so-called Americans should know what an act of nobleness is!!! Haitian Social Affairs Minister Yves Christallin was quoted – “This is abduction, not an adoption.”
Strange but true, we humans have lost all its credibility of humanity in today’s modern world, where making more money by any means is considered a business!