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    Default Series of mishaps keeps orphaned Haitian girl from joining adoptive parents in Cana

    Vaden Earle first met Mari-Thérèse Pierre, a Haitian refugee, in the Dominican Republic in 2005 when he was on a humanitarian mission with a youth group he founded in Canada.

    The Hamilton man would see the woman with her newborn child, Widlene, scavenging for food around a giant dump site near Puerto Plata and would often chat with her.

    One day in 2009, the mother and girl disappeared, and he learned that Pierre had died and the child was sent back to Haiti to live with a relative. Worried about the well-being of the girl, Earle and his wife set out to find her. They eventually tracked her down in Haiti and have been her primary care providers ever since.


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    Sounds like there has yet to be an actual adoption from the article. I would imagine it is next to impossible to sponsor a child if you are not a parent or legal guardian. Could that be the reason for the child not being allowed into Canada?

    A very unfortunate situation. Is there more to it than that?

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    "He and his wife, who have no children of their own, applied to Haitian authorities for Widlene’s guardianship in order to bring the girl home to formalize the adoption in Canada. They completed a government assessment in Ontario of their skills and talents as potential parents.

    Then the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in January 2010, causing widespread devastation — and destroying all the documents necessary for Widlene’s adoption, including proof of her mother’s death and the signed consent of her biological father, whose whereabouts are still unknown.

    The couple then attempted to carry out the adoption in Haiti, but in 2013, the Haitian government suddenly put a moratorium on international adoptions."

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    Isn't the title misleading? Dominican irl? Should say, Haitian girl ... just MO.

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    Then they apparently have no legal right to bring the girl into Canada. Not mishaps, but laws keeping this from happening. Haiti is preventing the adoption. How could Canada allow them to bring the girl there?

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    I looked into adoption In Haiti and the DR before I lived here and it was clear that it is extremely difficult even with the kid having a passport etc of dr or Haiti. 
     I personally don't think it will happen, do it an illegal way and maybe it could. 

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    Since the child is not legally in the DR, and they have no legal documents stating the child is legally theirs, there is a fear of being rounded up in sweep by Migracion. And if you read the news you have seen that these sweeps for illegal immigrants, as promised by the government, continue to happen on a regular basis with thousands being deported every month.

    The only solution I see for them to be together without living in constant fear is to relocate to Haiti.

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    Correct, that's the first thing that anyone who's paying attention notice. He has not adopted this child, he is not her legal guardian as this term is actually understood. And yet, he wants to take her to Canada.

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    The guy at the center of the story is clearly not telling the truth. There are three other articles that have been published in Canada regarding his case just this month:

    http://www.680news.com/2017/08/04/st...ican-republic/

    http://globalnews.ca/news/3650375/wi...adoption-case/

    If you have the time and read it you will see how his story changes. He claims that he tried to adopt in Haiti, but the earthquake in 2010 killed the case worker and destroyed all documents regarding the adoption. He said:

    “We didn’t just lose our paperwork, our proof of adoption and her ID,” says Earle. “Our case workers were all killed in the quake. The whole Child and Family Services department was wiped out.”

    Okay, so he didn't keep any copy of the paperwork? He gave ALL the paperwork to the Haitian government and didn't keep a copy of it? I live in the USA and I even when dealing with the DMV I keep all my paperwork. But this guy claims that he wants to adopt this child and does not keep copy of important paperwork?

    He also mentions "her ID", which is very important since he claims that she's stateless. If she had some ID then she clearly isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harleysrock View Post
    I looked into adoption In Haiti and the DR before I lived here and it was clear that it is extremely difficult even with the kid having a passport etc of dr or Haiti. 
     I personally don't think it will happen, do it an illegal way and maybe it could. 
    I don't think that even illegally as this is a question of the rights of small countries to have their laws respected. If this guy shows up in Canada with that child he will have to present valid paperwork that he is her legal guardian. He clearly doesn't have any, so where would that leave him?

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