In the aftermath of any disaster the ones who stay are are the ones that never left, and now those who are staying are claiming for more support, consciousness and empathy, however there are those who unwillingly are going to leave. Today the New York Times posted online a debate about the future of the tens of orphans that have been left with its future shattered and their past blurry, really blurry.
The initial answer for the problem in the mainstream media and in the blogosphere is adoption, from couples from Europe and America who are willing to give the children a better future. Nevertheless, before the Brads and Angelinas around the world commence the procedures for adoption, order must come to the island, you cannot have delicate procedures like adoption ones without certain restoration of the government and the application of the rule of law. Unicef must get involved, NGO’s must get involved and the Haitian government should too, everything to get to safe port all the lives of this little children.
Couples around the world have shown a lot of interest to adopt an Haitian orphan, that is praiseworthy, and the efforts of various countries to reach agreements quickly on the adoption procedures is also laudable, the important message here is that this kids aren’t alone, that somehow in this take-no-prisoners world of ours there is hope for dreams to become true. And under the shadow of despair that is the nicest sight.