All wrapped up in it…

So there is this family, the Parkers who have been trying to bring their son from Haiti home, on humanitarian parole for a week or so…in fact, the husband Ernest has been there, sleeping with his son on a cold floor of the US Embassy for over a week. They have been jacked over by our government and the Hatian government for a week…it is truely insane. And this poor boy is so scared that he will get left behind, again. It breaks my heart and i am amazed at how emotionally invested I have become in this family and their plight.

Taken from Aaron Ivey’s blog…

If you can, please, contact someone to help them…
THE PARKERS NEED OUR HELP
January 30, 2010
This morning, I mentioned a bit about our friends Ernest & Debra Parker, who have been in the process of adopting Ronel from Hait. Ronel lived in the same place where both of my kids are from, and Amos and Ronel are really good friends. Debra went on a trip to Haiti with Jamie and I, and immediately fell in love with Haiti and Real Hope For Haiti. Soonafter, they began the process of adopting Ronel. Because of new restrictions in Haiti over the last few days, they have yet to bring him home from Port-Au-Prince. Ernest is ending day 4 by sleeping on the floor of the US embassy in PAP with Ronel at his side. The US ambassador, his local congressman & the state dept. have been very little help at this point.
My buddy Robbie Seay sent me this, and I’m with him 100%.
“We are asking that each of you read the story of Ronel below and take 20 minutes today to call/tweet/FB and email the govt contacts at the end of this email. We are hoping for 2k people to join us today in making these officials aware of the Parker’s struggle and urge them to take action today. After calling, please RT, facebook message, email your address book & alert any media outlets you can for the Parker’s.”
Ronel was a part of the same group of kids that Amos and other friends of ours were a part of. He was supposed to be on that military plane that landed in Orlando, carrying Amos. He should have been home last week. He was one of the kids that didn’t get approval, and he was left behind. As I continue to rejoice for Amos, my heart breaks for Ernest & Debra.
Here’s what a missionary in Haiti wrote about Ronel the day Amos left:
“Later in the evening after dinner, the truck returned from the airport where 27 children were flying to meet their new parents. In the front seat of the truck was Ronel, the 6-7 year old that was staying in my room. I asked why he was still here and Tara told me it was because they needed one more paper for him. The other children got to go. She said she hoped they could get the needed paperwork tomorrow. I would never wish for you to see the disappointment on Ronel’s face because it would crush your heart… it did mine. It was dark and the power was off. He went into our room, laid down on the bed, pulled the sheets up and sobbed. It was so sad. Tara came in and talked to him in Kreole… I’m not sure what she said but I know she was trying to comfort him. After a time she got up and left as I sat across the room. I could not leave him by himself. I went over and motioned for him to move over and I laid down next to him. The tears were pouring out of him. He was still in his new [travel] clothes as he fell asleep.”
Three days ago, Ernest flew down to try to get him out. Debra posted on her blog: “I did not know I would literally have to fight for him.”
Because of UNICEF’s new involvement, the process has once again been stalled for people in legit pending adoptions, such as Ronel. Ernest got word that the US is deciding to comply with a request from the Haitian government. That request is to approve of all children who leave the country after they have been cleared by the United States. France and Canada have not complied and are getting their waiting children home.
Please pray for this situation to be resolved swiftly and also spend time contacting these officials and pass along to as many friends as possible to join the Parker’s side. (read more of the story on Debra’s blog)
HERE ARE THE OFFICIALS TO CONTACT, IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE TO THE PARKER’S CASE.
SOME TALKING POINTS:Be specific about the Parkers, the adoption is already finalized but red tape is delaying their release, sleeping on the floor in PAP at the US embassy, please do all you can to help, etc..
**contacting Congressman Poe by all means below is encouraged
U.S Congressman Ted Poe
Washington office – 202-225-6565
Kingwood,Tx office – 281-446-0242
Facebook: Ted Poe
Twitter: JudgeTedPoe
Raymond Joseph
Haitian Ambassador to US
embassy@haiti.org
p 202-332-4090
f 202-745-7215
Kenneth H Merten
US Ambassador to Haiti
Tabarre 41, Blvd 15 Octobre
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Haiti-earthquake@state.gov
P 509 22 29 8000
F 509 22 29 8028
Hilary Clinton/Dept of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Main Switchboard:
202-647-4000

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