American Mom Brings Two Haitian Orphans Home

ESSENCE.com contacted Kristin Heaton, an adoptive mother of two Haitian little girls, who flew over from the devastation in Haiti on the U.S. Military C-17 that landed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. The flight--which transported 53 Haitian orphans and garnered attention from around the world--was made possible by President Obama's decision to relax some of the red tape surrounding adoption laws to save more Haitian children. Kristin Heaton and her husband Scott started the adoption process with Haitian authorities in 2006. Read a Haitian-American's account of waiting to hear from family after the earthquake. Find out why a popular Haitian musician is singing "Haiti Will Never Die."
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