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No Place Like Home

December 26, 2013

I’ve not seen many grown men sob like Eddy’s father did. Mr. Felix was trying to explain that he had never agreed to send his 10-year-old son away, even though the neighbors kept pushing him to. The neighbors saw inRead More »

a baby who didn’t belong

December 24, 2013

I knew I belonged in Haiti before I met the woman who I’d come to belong to. Teddi Ann and I met in graduate school where I’d gone after my first two years in Haiti. We were still just friendsRead More »

Choodly’s Greatest Christmas Gift

December 19, 2013

Children all around the world embody joy, curiosity and love. Children in Haiti are no different. They laugh and play, ask endless questions, and eagerly anticipate the next school vacation. The beaming smile above belongs to 13-year-old Choodly, who livesRead More »

VIDEO: Naughty or Nice?

December 17, 2013

There's nothing more joyful than a family that's been reunited. You can see what I mean in this short 2-minute video of a beautiful Haitian family that I visited last month. In it 13 year old Choodly--who spent years livingRead More »

A Serious Declaration

December 10, 2013

Today may be Human Rights Day, but in Haiti, dozens of Child Protection Committees (CPCs) are working hard to defend the rights of children each and every day. These Committees are made up of emerging local leaders who we helpRead More »