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20 Oct 2013

Nine Babies admitted to the NICU!

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Moise - October 2013-1Moise was the first baby to come.  He was abandoned outside of the gate of an orphanage close to us.  The police brought him to our door.  I told you about Moise in my last post.  He is doing very well and will be for adoption once IBESR declares him abandoned. (IBESR gave him the name Moise because the mother hid him away to be found and taken care of!)

Roody on Arrival -  1 October 2013-2

 

 

Roody is for adoption.  His Dad brought him on the 1st of October.  He was born 7 June 2013.  His mother died on the 30th of August from an unknown illness.  The father said that without the mother he cannot care for Roody and he has no family to help him.  He came from the Jeremie area about a 12 to 14 hour bus ride from the orphanage.

 

 

 Jaëlle and Joël on Arrival - 11 October 2013-7

Jaelle Maria Emmanuella and Joel Emmanuel Jose twins born on 8 September 2013 and came to us on 11 October.  The mother wants to give them for adoption because she is ill and unable to care for them.  She has not family to help her.  The twins were small and Jaelle (the girl twin) was very sick at first.  She is doing well now.

Marie Kencia on arrival - 11 October 2013-11

 

Marie Kencia was born on 10 October and came to GLA on 11 October.  She has a large cleft lip and palate and was unable to suck. We had to put a feeding tube in to feed her for the first 24 hours but then miraculously she started sucking and now drinks very well even if the severe cleft palate. Her parents have given her for adoption.  Marie Kencia is their 6th child.

 

Bejamen and Bergemane on arrival - 24 September 2013-7

Berthran and Berlin are twins that came for assistance because one of the twins just wouldn’t eat very well.  Their mother is staying with them and they will probably be going home in the next few weeks since they are eating very well now.  They were born on 12 September and came on 24 September.  They came from Samaritan’s Purse Clinic in Cite Soleil. (mother has changed their names since admission.  They came in as Bejamen and Bergemane and then mother decided she didn’t like those names! Open-mouthed smile)

Graceley on Arrival - 15 October 2013-4

 Graceley was born on 4 October 2013 and came on the 15th of October from Real Hope for Haiti.  He weighed only 2 pounds but is doing pretty good now and sucking from a bottle.  He came for assistance and his mother came with him.  She was only here  a day or so when she left to go home and to the hospital.  Her hemoglobin was so low that she was very sick. Please pray for Graceley (I know I thought he was a girl with that name, but he’s not! I checked!Winking smile

 

Loveson is a boy and his mother says he is a littlIMG_3596e over a year old.  He was brought to GLA by a medical team that had been in a remote mountain village.  He weighs 10 pounds, will not eat or drink on his own, and has lost all of his fat stores.  His skin just hangs on him.  He closed his mouth when you tried to get him to take anything in his mouth.  He would breast feed but his mother is thin and had no milk.  He was breastfeeding more as a way to comfort him. 

The staff put in a feeding tube and started giving him continuous feedings.  A couple of days later, he started taking a few bites of cereal and drinking small sips from a cup.  He is still receiving tube feedings continuously but I think he will do well and gain weight quickly.  He has already put on 12 ounces!

19 Oct 2013

IBESR Procedure Explained

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On Friday afternoon, Magaly and I went to a meeting with the adoption unit at IBESR.  We spoke to one of the lawyers who is responsible for implementing the new IBESR guidelines.  We had lots of questions and received some answers.  I left the meeting feeling like I finally got some answers about the new procedure and finally have an idea about what is going on!

We were called to the meeting because we had some children who were finally declared adoptable by IBESR and they wanted our input on the matches between the children and adoptive parents.  it was very organized and I was very impressed.

The first part of the procedure is that the foreign agency will have their representative bring a dossier for an adoptive family to IBESR after it has been legalized.  IBESR will  review the dossier, send it for dispensation if needed, and THEN match a child to the parents.  Once the new law is published in the Moniteur Journal then dispensation will no longer be required.

The procedure for the crèches is that we send the dossier for a child to IBESR, they give us an appointment for the biological parents to come to IBESR and speak in a group to the adoption personnel.  IBESR staff explain about adoption and all of the ramifications.  They encourage the parents to keep their children and talk to them about possible ways for them take them back and support them. most of our parents explain their reasons for bringing their child to the crèche. 

After this initial meeting, the biological parents come back to IBESR for a meeting with the social workers and the psychologist.  This is not a group meeting but is a private meeting that may take a couple of hours or more.  After this meeting, the biological parents tell the IBESR staff if they are in a agreement to place their child for adoption or is not in agreement.  Then the parents have one month to consider their decision before the child is considered adoptable.

If a birth parent does not want the child to be placed for adoption, then IBESR will do an investigation and go to the birth family’s residence and see whether the child can be returned to the parent.  If they decide the child can be returned, then they will give us a date when they will come to pick up the child. 

If they decide the child cannot be returned at this time to the home, then they will counsel the family on adoption again or try to find an orphanage where the child can be placed. This part is what I do not necessarily understand.  They could not give me a time frame how long this process would take and I fear this may be a very long process with the present staff levels at IBESR.  We have to consider that the children that came from the Kenscoff orphanage that closed down are still here after 18 months with no resolution to their status in sight! 

Once a child is declared adoptable, IBESR will call us in to talk about the matching.  I was very happy that they are willing to approve matches already made by the agencies and the crèches.  They said since this is the transition period, they are being more lenient.

Yesterday, they allowed two matches that we already had approved back in 2012 and accepted letters of requests for matches of two children with medical needs!  They asked us to please bring all handicapped children, children with medical needs, older children, sibling groups, and abandoned children.  They want to try to place these children first.

They did say that if we do not have a family who is a match for the children we bring to IBESR, then IBESR will notify other agencies to ask if they have families who are matches for the children.

As I told the IBESR Staff, GLA wants what is best for the children and we are able to accept and change the way we are used to doing things,  if we just know exactly what the procedure is going to be!  I think since they have started interviewing parents and have already made some matches through other crèches that they are more organized.  They seem to have a handle on how to implement the new procedure.

One thing that they told me is that they are treating all dossiers with the child in mind.  They said that it doesn’t make a difference how long the adoptive parents’ dossier has been at IBESR.  They will match a child to them when one is available that they think is a good match.  They told me this when I mentioned that we have had some adoptive parents’ dossier in IBESR waiting for a match since February.

A match will be sent to the agency. The adoptive parents have 2 weeks to approve the proposal/match and then they must come to Haiti and spend 2 weeks at the orphanage getting to know their child. An IBESR social worker will spend one or two days of that 2 weeks observing the child and the parents.  They said the crèche’s social worker must also observe and write up a report too.

IBESR staff said that once the law is published that they will meet with the other sections of the government involved in the adoption process and try to work out that the families can visit the civil court while they are in Haiti for that first visit.  They did not promise that this was all going to be arranged quickly.

While we were in IBESR, we also asked about the families who have been in dispensation for a long time.  There are many dossiers from many different crèches waiting for dispensation and some have been more than a year in the dispensation office.  IBESR has written to the President asking him to please sign these dossiers that have been waiting so long.  We will keep asking about them. 

We have some dossiers that do not need dispensation that are waiting to be signed in the director’s office.  Hopefully, some will come out next week.

IBESR has changed some requirements for children whose mothers have disappeared or are mentally handicapped and they can not sign for the child to be adopted.  The adoption lawyers and the IBESR lawyers are arguing over the correct procedures and the interpretation of the law.  Hopefully, this week we will have a resolution for what will be required by IBESR each and every time.  We do not have that yet and each and every time depending on the IBESR lawyer you talk to, you get a different answer!

IBESR lawyers did tell us that any child at the orphanage whose parents have not come to visit or have not called in the past 6 months can possibly be abandoned by IBESR.  We must write a letter to IBESR explaining the circumstances and IBESR will send someone to the last known address and do a search for the parents.  If they cannot be found, IBESR will declare the child abandoned even if the birth parent has signed for the children to be adopted when they brought them to the orphanage.

We also found out that no child can be returned to the birth families until after IBESR has interviewed the family, went to their home and decided if the parent can care for the child, and then IBESR returned the child to the birth family.  Right now, crèches are allowing children to leave if a parent comes and asks for them.  Birth parents have sometimes even brought the police with them, I have heard this from other crèches.  The birth parents must go to IBESR first from this point forward.

Over all, we came away feeling, like after a year of trying to find out how the new procedure will work, we now have some idea of the actual procedure and how we can work with IBESR to make the matches go quicker and smoother.  It actually feels like there is light at the end of this long dark tunnel called adoption reforms…

And Life in Haiti Goes On….

18 Sep 2013

Desperation…

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A tiny baby boy.

A mother without hope.

A decision made that can’t be taken back ends with the baby left on the ground outside a gate with a sack of clothes left nearby.

But God looked down from Heaven and saw this baby and sent people to find him and then they took him to the police station and the police brought him to  GLA.

I was sitting in a staff meeting when Ernst came and told me there was a man outside who wanted to talk to me.  I finished the meeting and went out and the police is there.  At first, I thought it had to do with something else, but finally they said that they had a week old baby in the car that was abandoned!

He is beautiful and seems to be very healthy.  Tomorrow, we will notify IBESR and then they will decide his fate.  Please say a prayer for him tonight and that he can stay here, but also say a prayer for his mother who was so desperate that she left him outside a gate…

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abandoned baby

19 Jul 2013

Words of Encouragement adds Sunshine to our day!

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Every photo taken and every update written is done so with the adoptive parents in mind.  What do they like to see about their child?  What photos or videos would light up their day while they are waiting for their child to come home to them?  How can we make their wait just a little bit easier for them?

I know families sometimes think they are all alone and we just don’t understand their deep desire to get their child home as quickly as possible.  But we all want this same thing too!  We fight with Haitian government offices for each child and their adoption.  We love them knowing they are waiting for their mama and papa to hold them in THEIR arms instead of ours.  We get angry and vent with each other when things are lost or just taking forever to get done!

So each word of encouragement is like a drop of sunshine in our day!  Susie and I both received short messages that brought tears to our eyes and made our hearts a little lighter!  I wanted to share them with you…

 

Dear Susie

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for how much you put into the monthly updates.  We have gotten 13 updates so far for D.  I think I told you when we were there in May how natural it was to meet her.  She was just like you described so faithfully each month.  Our kids here at home talk about her as if they have met her.

All of that alone is wonderful, but recently the most amazing thing happened.  My mom has had a hard time all along with why we would want to adopt.  She watched from afar.  I showed her every monthly update and she would say "that’s nice" or "she’s cute" but nothing beyond that.  The whole time, I have prayed that she would break through all of that.  This last month, with the pictures of D.  holding the doll DID IT!  My mom has finally fallen in love with a little girl in Haiti.  I knew it would happen, I just wanted it to happen before she came home.  So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! 

Thank you for lining those kids up, dressing them, tickling them, loving them, writing about them, and emailing them to all of us crazy adoptive families on the other side of the world or just on the other side of the computer screen.  I know some days must be hard, but we so appreciate you.

For Dixie

You have been such a motivation with your diet that I have given up diet coke until
D. comes home! I was drinking way too much of it and I felt like it was a little sacrifice on our part. By saving the money we were spending on soda each month we had enough to sign up to sponsor Beatrice at the Toddler House. My kids are watching so I can’t even sneak one! Thanks for sharing the good and bad…22 pounds is something to be proud of! Keep your eyes on Hawaii!

 

Emails like these make us a little more aware of how our words affect those around us.  Thanks for each word of encouragement that is sent our way.  Many people write me daily with small words to help make my day just a little bit brighter.  They do make a difference!

Thank you!

7 Jul 2013

IBESR Meeting about Matching Children

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Friday, IBESR invited 6 crèche directors to a meeting about how they are going to start matching children with families.  All 6 crèches have dossiers at IBESR waiting to be matched with children and they want us to start sending them dossiers.

IBESR had sent us an email at the end of May giving us the long list of documents for the children’s dossier that they needed.  But we did not want to send a dossier down to IBESR before they have decided if the child is eligible for adoption.

The IBESR staff needs to interview the parents along with the IBESR psychologist.  None of us want to spend the money to do a complete dossier on a child until they have given the approval for the adoption.  Some of these children have been at our orphanages for 2 or 3 years.  It is going to be difficult if IBESR decides now that some of these children are no longer eligible for adoption for one reason or another.

They finally told us that to start the process, we can send down the birth certificate, relinquishment, medical reports, and parents’ identification and they will start the interview process.

Once a child is approved, then we must send the original documents and a complete dossier for each child.  We argued again about IBESR honoring our contracts with foreign adoption agencies.  It sounds like they are going to do this as long as the agencies include a request letter in each dossier.

We will see how this all goes.  We will start getting dossiers ready and sent down this coming week.  Then hopefully, they will start interviewing some of our parents.

It amazes me every time we talk to the staff at IBESR how much of the whole process they don’t know about.  They acted like they were not aware that adoptive families are forced to come to Port-au-Prince after IBESR approval to see the local judge and the civil court adoption judge.  We brought up that if they require the family to come at the beginning of the adoption, that would make 3 trips the families would have to make to Haiti!  We asked that IBESR talk to the courts  so that the parents are allowed to go see the judges during that one trip. 

We also asked that they speak with the US Consulate to maybe eliminate the interview with the biological family if they do all of the interviews and psychological testing of the birth families before the child is adopted! 

This process is so much more detailed and involved than before and the birth parents should not have to go to the US Consulate in the middle or at the end of the adoption process.  Multiple birth family interviews especially AFTER their parental rights are terminated by the courts makes no sense to me…of course, I realize government decisions don’t have to make sense!

So pray for all of the crèches as they start this new process and that it runs smoothly.  I’m praying that it will be simpler and easier once we start doing it then it seems like it going to be right now!  It is a little overwhelming to start….

30 Jun 2013

Sebastien Needs Surgery Outside of Haiti but we need your help to find a doctor!

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Sebastien just turned 10 years old. Sebastien was living at an orphanage in Leogane where his mother had placed him because she could not care for him.  An American adoption agency director called me to ask about where they could get surgery for Sebastien.  I told her and Sebastien went for his bilateral club foot repair.

The orphanage where he was staying was overwhelmed after his surgery with his post-operative care and after a few weeks of stress, they transferred him to us. That was almost 2 years ago that his first surgery took place.  He had this surgery in a hospital in Haiti and we were so hoping that this would allow him to have normal looking feet.  His wish was to be like the other boys and be able to run and play alongside of them!

It has been a long two years and his feet still are not straight!  He has now had multiple casts, braces, and surgeries and he needs more!  We are wanting to send him outside of Haiti for the next surgery.  We feel he has a better chance of a successful outcome.

We need help to get him the next surgery.  Does anyone know of an orthopedic surgeon who might be willing to donate his services to help Sebastien?  The surgeon would need to be able to get his hospital to donate the surgical facility, anesthesia, medication needed, etc. 

I know there are doctors and hospitals in the States who will do this.  It is just being able to find them.  If you know of a doctor who is willing to help, please email me at gla@glahaiti.org.

If you do not have any contact with doctors, would you please pray for Sebastien and that a doctor will be found soon?

28 May 2013

Dispensations and the process of IBESR approval

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I have had parents throughout the years write to me and ask why some families who went into IBESR after them received dispensation before them.  This is because of many factors.  I encourage families not to compare their adoption process with other families.  It will drive you crazy!

When your dossier goes into IBESR, they see it and make a note that a copy of the dossier along with a cover letter must go to the office of Dispensation which is part of the Presidential office. 

IBESR sends these dossiers in batches.  They don’t just send one.  So when IBESR gets several, they type up the cover letter and send them to the Ministry of Justice who then sends them on to the office of Dispensation.

I have been in the actual office of dispensation.  It was many years ago and I don’t even remember how I arrived there, but I was there.  It was an office with desks and file cabinets and there were files on every surface waiting for an employee to start working on them. 

The staff takes the batch of dossiers and starts recording each and every one and types a letter for the presidential signature listing each dossier in the batch.  This is attached to the batched files and sent to the office for the official signature.  They should be done in order but they are not always done in order!  IBESR should send them in the order they entered IBESR, but sometimes they are late sending them.

This is the reason some may get out quicker than others.

I know it’s not fair or organized the way we would all like to see it organized, but it is the way it happens in this third world country.

Be patient. Take a deep breath.  If your dossier went in to IBESR with a date close to others, remember that back in August, September, October, hundreds of dossiers went into IBESR and it took them some time to get them ready, copied, forms typed up, and sent to the Ministry of Justice.

We are praying that all dossiers will be out of dispensation soon and with the new law, dispensation will be a thing of the past!  HURRAY!!!

27 May 2013

I’m BACK!

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I have had bloggers block (did I just make that concept up?) and I’m sorry for that.  It’s not like our life here aren’t busy, but to think of stories about the kids and what is happening in the nursery was difficult.  I did not think you would want to hear about what is going on in other areas, like I am teaching some of the Haitian staff to make bread and cinnamon rolls or that water pipes broke and we woke up Monday morning with no water in the house!  But maybe you would like to hear those things because that is life here at GLA.

I had an adoptive father say to me this week as I was making bread, “So this is why you haven’t been blogging lately!”  It’s true!  I find it very difficult to blog, Facebook, Tweet, pin to Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/glahaiti) and do all of the other work that needs to be done at the orphanage!

Today, I’ll try to catch up on some of the things that we have been doing at GLA.  So here goes….

DjulikaBaby Djulika came to us this week.  She weighs 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds and is one month old!  She is beautiful and tiny.  Mom came with Djulika from a hospital in St. Marc.  She is here for assistance and for the mother to learn how to care for her properly.  She has not been breast feeding her because the other mothers at the hospital told her that her milk was not good for Djulika!  At our house we will insist that she breast feed her or at least give it a good try.  Mom is only 20 years old and cannot afford to buy milk for Djulika, so she has to breast feed her.

Mom was afraid because Djulika was so small that she Djulika 2would not survive so she ran away for two days.  The aunt, who is 18 years old, took Djulika to Mission of Hope in Titayen and they transferred her to the hospital in ST. Marc.  The aunt finally found the mother and took her to the hospital and she was good about staying once she got there.

The doctor at St. Marc and the mother both felt coming to GLA was a good place for the mother to learn how to care for Djulika.  At the moment, Djulika is on a small amount of oxygen but feeding well.  We pray that she continues to grow and mother continues to learn how to care for her so that she can return home and raise her beautiful daughter and keep her healthy.

basketball2My son, Mark Bickel, graduates from High School here in Haiti this year and will be leaving for University in Colorado in July.  This is his last year of high school basketball and several of the staff and his family traveled to Quisqueya Christian School to watch him play in a tournament recently. 

We waited quite some time and then the coach came out and said that the other team forfeited their game because some of the players were over the age limit.  He asked our other son, Steeve, and our grandson, Jay, if they would like to play a short game with the Quisqueya players and the staff.  They jumped at the chance! What a blessing for John and I to watch our sons and grandson play this game!  The staff with Steeve and Jay, beat the high school players!  All of the boys made at least one basket during the game.  Steeve made a three point shot!  it was pretty exciting.

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I was invited to speak at an event for some adoptive families from another orphanage at a beach resort called Moulin Sur Mer a couple of weeks ago.  One of the guest speakers had to cancel at the last minute and even though I had bronchitis at the time, I said yes!  We had been through a stressful period trying to get some dossiers into IBESR in a short amount of time, and I thought the heat and sun might help my bronchitis go away!  Heather, the director of the other orphanage, paid my way and told me to bring some of the GLA staff with me if I wanted to at no charge and so I did!  I brought 5 with me and we spent a night just relaxing, visiting, and swimming.  We played miniature golf and ate good Haitian food. 

it was so fun to just relax and get away from the stress of the orphanage even if only for 1 night.  We enjoyed it so much that we plan on taking a staff retreat there for a couple of nights soon. 

I got to meet Mary Beth Chapman (Steven Curtis Chapman’s wife.  He is an American Christian singer)  I didn’t know who she was.  I am so clueless about American singers.  I had heard of Steven Curtis Chapman and heard his music, but didn’t know much about him.  Her story of their adoptions and the loss of one of the adopted children in an accident really touched my heart.  Thank you, Heather, for letting me share this experience with you.

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PhotoOn Sunday, a military plane from Brazil had an engine catch fire as it was taking off with 110 UN soldiers on board.  It came down safely but then ran off the runway into the grass.  It has shut the Port-au-Prince airport down and planes won’t be arriving until the plane has been removed far enough from the runway to make it safe that the wings of other airplanes will not clip it and cause another accident.  We have a team of 10 people caught here in Haiti until Thursday and another volunteer who will leave tomorrow afternoon, hopefully.  We have 6 adoptive parents stuck in Miami who will arrive tomorrow afternoon if they open back up.  We have volunteers stuck in Montreal.  An adoptive family coming to take their twins home.  Please pray that everything will work out for everyone and that everyone can stay patient and flexible without too much stress.

And YES, Ruth and I even mixed up the sour dough bread today and will bake it tomorrow and make cinnamon rolls!  Then tomorrow, we will mix up a different batch of sour dough bread and make cinnamon bread!  I have to teach her quickly how to make bread because I start back on my diet soon and there is NO WAY I have the will power to bake bread once I’m dieting!!! Sad smile

IBESR recently allowed all orphanages to put in some dossiers under the old policy of us matching children and putting them into IBESR.  We worked hard to get 13 dossiers ready and in on the days they allotted.  So 13 more families are in the process and only a few dossiers are still waiting for IBESR to make the proposal under the new policy.  this was a great blessing for all of the families involved and for us too!

The new adoption law has been passed by the Haitian Senate and just needs to be voted on again by the House of Deputes.  It then will go to the President’s office to be signed and has to be published three times in the state journal, the Moniteur.  After that, it becomes law!  We cannot wait for this to happen.  Thirty years old and married five years!  What a blessing those requirements will be!

And Life in Haiti goes on…

21 May 2013

Full-Time Volunteer Update Coordinator needed in Haiti

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Susie Schuelke has been our Update Coordinator since the end of June 2010 but is returning to the States to finish her Masters in Social Work at the end of this year.  We are looking for a full-time Update Coordinator to work in Haiti at the orphanage effective  around the 1st of July 2013.

This position is very detailed and requires a lot of organizational skills and planning.  We need someone to come and train with Susie and learn the position before she leaves at the end of December.  July, August, and September are very busy months for our school sponsorship program and we need someone who can come and train during those months. 

Here is the job description for the position:

Location:  Petionville, Haiti

Working Hours:  Generally Monday – Friday 8-5, must be very flexible

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Take, edit, and file photos of each child at GLA monthly
Write and send monthly updates to adoptive parents
Take photos of and organize files for students in the School Sponsorship Program (approx. 400 students)
Coordinate, send regular updates, and communicate with sponsors for the School Sponsorship Program
Coordinate and send monthly updates for the GLA Sponsorship Program
Answer emails from adoptive parents and sponsors
Measure kids and track weights monthly
Take passport pictures for children and others.
Take and organize photos of events, volunteers, families, donations, etc.
Assist in hosting adoptive families, volunteers, teams, and visitors
Assist in the development of the GLA Newsletter
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Flexibility, ability to multi-task, and willingness to fill in where needed
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
Posses solid communication skills (both written and verbal) with a diverse population
Basic computer skills and knowledge of digital photography
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Maintain confidentiality (with adoptive parents, children, web postings, among staff, etc.)
Respect diversity of all adoptive parents, staff, volunteers, donors.
Willingness to learn Creole (Haiti’s native language)
Hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to learn to drive in Haiti

If you are interested in the Update Coordinator position, please contact Mrs. Jean Bell for more inforamtion at jean@glahaiti.org or call the US office at 719-638-4348. 

16 Apr 2013

Volunteer Web Designer and Architect needed

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I think it is time to update our web page and make it easier to get around and find things on it.  I am looking for someone to volunteer or give us a HUGE discount on redesigning our web site and blog site too.  If anyone is interested, please contact me at dixie@glahaiti.org.

We are also searching for an volunteer architect who might give us some advice on our main nursery facility at Fort Jacques.  the design we chose years ago just doesn’t seem to be what we need anymore and we need to redo our plan.  If you would like to help us plan the main nursery and NICU, please contact me at dixie@glahaiti.org.

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