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U.S. to expedite some Haitian adoptions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- The U.S. Government announced Monday night it will make it easier for Haiti orphans to enter the country under the humanitarian policy.

There are currently 300 Haitian orphans in the process of being adopted by American families.  Officials say they are expediting 200 of those cases, so the children, many of whom are now homeless, can come to the U.S. to be cared for.  24 adoptees have already left Haiti.

Cases that are early in the adoption process, including those in which the American family has not been fully approved or matched with a child will not be expedited.

Haiti was home to 380,000 orphans prior to the earthquake.

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