Earthquake Expedites Adoption of Haitian Girl

Monday, Jan 25, 2010  |  Updated 7:45 PM EDT
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Earthquake Expedites Adoption of Haitian Girl

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The grandmother of an adopted Haitian girl said the child and her new family are headed home to Frederick, Md.

Ellen Winslow told The Frederick News-Post Monday that her son David Hubner and his wife, Christine, finally met 3-year-old Ila after rushing off to Florida on Friday to meet her flight.

The couple had waited more than three years to meet the little girl. The earthquake in Port-au-Prince prompted authorities to waive some of the red tape on pending adoptions, allowing Ila to be flown to Orlando with about 80 others Saturday.

The Hubners also have two sons, ages 4 years and 15 months.

Another couple also is coming back to the D.C. area with an adopted Haitian child.

Larry Warren, an associate Pastor at the Park Valley Church in Haymarket, Va., and his wife had unsuccessfully tried adopting a Haitian child for the past 12 years.  Recently, they became involved with Haymarket-based, Helping Haitian Angels, which houses orphans in Cap Haitien about 70 miles from Port-au-Prince.

After several trips to Haiti, the Warrens are finally bringing back their 1-year-old boy Sterly. The family should be home within the next couple of days.

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