A Little Update

Aug. 27, 2011

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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