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The Whole World In Her Hands

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[Port-au-Prince, Haiti; January 21. Image via Getty]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: An orphaned child is held in the hands of a women at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


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I burst into tears this week when I read how a Dutch couple died with their arms around their newly adopted son in P-a-P. To make the story even sadder: they left their bio baby at home in Holland (actually they hadn't dare to mention they totally unexpectly got pregant during the long adoption process, because they still really wanted to adopt too).

On a brighter note: 106 orphans arrived in Holland today — thanks to speeding up the process. There will be a lot of extra counseling for the new parents, to help deal with the kids' traumas.