Orphaned Haitian children wait three years for new parents

Orphaned Haitian children wait three years for new parents

Orphaned Haitian children wait three years for new parents

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by Eric Gonzales / KENS 5

KMOV.com

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 5:06 AM

In 2010 the Haiti earthquake left the country in shambles and many kids orphaned. One father went to help, and after many trips over, has made a big impact on the lives of two little children. 

Three years ago Britt Simms made his first visit to Haiti.

"I didn’t go there thinking about adoption, I went there with a group of friends just to be of any help that I could be,” Simms said.

Now he is set to adopt 10-year-old Moise and 5-year-old Esther. After the earthquake their mother died and their father was left homeless. 

They've been in an orphanage ever since.
 
After three long years, Britt and his wife are in the last stages with the Haitian government to adopt Moise and Esther. The parents have been back and forth to Haiti about six times to spend time with their new kids. 

They also have two boys of their own and, as timing would have it, another baby on the way. 

"The one on the way was a surprise," said Simms. "That wasn’t part of the plan."
 
Britt is thinking that he may get Moise and Esther in six months if all goes well. That may be cutting it close with a baby coming. He’s afraid he may be in Haiti at the same time his wife is delivering.
 
Britt Says his two new kids know they are coming home to San Antonio, and they can’t wait. But Moise takes it hard every time the two parents have to leave Haiti. Emily Sims is the only real mother 5-year-old Esther has ever known.

The Simms' church, Christ Fellowship United Methodist, donated all their Easter collections to the orphanage that is taking care of Moise and Esther. The amount came out to more than $7,500. It will be used to feed the kids of the Haitian orphanage through the summer.
 
 

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