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A Little Update

Hello Friends!

Isson just returned from spending nine days in Haiti and I want to send you all a quick update.

Isson had a lot to do in Haiti, not the least of which was to hold training with our coordinators and review each and every child on their lists.  It was such a relief to me to have an update on each one of these children to know exactly where they are and how they are doing in preparation for sending them to school this fall.  A few of them have relocated this summer for various reasons and we will have the website updated in the coming week or will contact you if one happens to be a child that you sponsor.

As most of you know, nine of our children became orphaned in the earthquake of January 2010.  Because of the sensitive nature of adoptions in Haiti right now, we have not posted much information about the process, but we did want to let you know that through Isson’s hard work as President of Haitian Roots and Chareyl’s hard work as a board member for Haitian Roots and also Program Manager of Haiti for Wasatch International Adoptions, all of these children are in the process of being adopted.

Attached to this email is the photo of a beautiful little girl that we are adding to the program in the place of one of the children who relocated and will not be involved in the program this fall.  This is Marie Claude.  If you would like to sponsor her, or know somebody who might consider doing so, please contact us.  As a reminder, the scholarship we provide for the children is $250 per year (or $22/month through our auto-debit option).

Thank you so much!  We hope you are all doing well!  Many of you are parents with children who have just started or are about to return to school.  And many of you are teachers who have just returned to your classrooms.  Thank you for believing in education!

Favorite education quote of the day: “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” Edward Everett (American Statesman 1794 -1865)


Shannon Cox and the Haitian Roots Team

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