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A new home for the holidays


PARIS (WKOW) -- Just in time for the holidays, more than 100 children from Haiti have arrived in France to start new lives. They have each been adopted by anxious parents awaiting their arrival now, for months.  

A charter plane carrying 113 children arrived from the Caribbean country still reeling from a January earthquake and now a deadly cholera epidemic.

The flight to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport Wednesday brought the first group of more than 300 children, which are expected to start a new life in France. Another flight is expected Friday.

Adoptive father Barque Partube called the arrival "a very, very nice Christmas gift."

International adoption is a sensitive subject in Haiti. A group of U.S. missionaries recently tried to take 33 children out of the country without proper documents, claiming they were orphans. They all had at least one living parent.

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