Md. Couple Will Meet Haitian Daughter Friday
Little girl had been living in a Port-au-Prince orphanage
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 21: Women line up to fill water buckets for washing clothes and cooking at a public water tap January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A shortage of safe drinking water continues to cause problems for people who lost their homes in last week's devastating earthquake and who are now living in tents throughout the city. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Updated at 5:46 PM EST on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010
The adoptive parents of a 3-year-old Haitian girl say they expect to finally meet their daughter Friday when she and more than 100 other orphans are airlifted to Miami.
Dave and Christie Hubner of Frederick, Md. said Thursday they've been told by the orphanage operator that Ila will arrive in Miami on Friday.
The orphanage in earthquake-stricken Port-au-Prince is run by a Kingsland, Texas-based Christian ministry called For His Glory Adoption Outreach. The group says on its Web site that 109 children will be on the flight. It says the orphanage is out of diapers and low on food, and that security is a constant worry.
Another adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services, says 80 more orphans will be united with their adoptive families Thursday night in Miami.
Published at 5:35 PM EST on Jan 21, 2010
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