What About The Haitian Children?

For the past three weeks the world has remained horrified at the news coming out of Haiti. Much has been stated about the untold suffering which has been visited on Haiti throughout the years. The images beamed across the world by a Western press has exposed the destruction of Port au Prince now rubble, over one hundred thousand dead, over one hundred thousand people relegated to amputee status, and over one million people homeless.

As if the horrific scenes unfolding on a nightly basis was not enough to make grown men cry – delivered courtesy of CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Doctor cum journalist Sanjay Gupta – we have had to witness another horrific event although not being reported as such. How many Black children have been adopted, in the process of being adopted, or simply stolen from Haiti during this period of uncertainty and distress in Haiti? The images of Black children being taken legally or otherwise by White people from Haiti has been troubling to BU.

The turbulent history of Haiti which has led to an unstable political and economic environment has seen an exodus of Haitian bodies and minds now dispersed around the globe. The point which needs to be made may offend some. If we go by the many reports, Haitian children including babies labelled as orphans are being snapped up by White families in the USA. BU acknowledge the humanitarian response by those driven to adopt the many children which have been orphaned in Haiti. What must be acknowledged also is the reluctance of the Black Haitian middle class living in Haiti and many others living in the USA who appear to be sitting on the fence as the future of Haiti is being whisked away on planes on a daily basis.

What will happen to those Black Haitian children raised by White families in the USA? What kind of identity will these children develop? Will they be able to identify with the country where they were uprooted in the years to come? So many questions. BU suspects many of the babies removed from Haiti in the last three weeks will grow up knowing Haiti as a distant place. What effect will the removal of so many children have on the aspirations of a country which was struggling in the people resources before the earthquake?

The success of any nation is dependent on its people more importantly its children. The surrender of Haitians at home and abroad to the removal of its children without a whimper is of concern.

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132 Comments on “What About The Haitian Children?”

  1. Christopher Halsall February 4, 2010 at 5:53 PM #

    @ROK: “write 8 million cheques

    Sadly, I knew this would be your answer.

    Payable to whom?

    Made out for exactly what amount for each cheque?

    And paying for what, *exactly*, for each and every cheque?

    Invoices please.

    Come on…

    You et al knows how the game goes…


  2. Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 6:16 PM #

    @Chris Halsall

    I was not referring to you at all. I may disagree with you sometimes but I believe that you are on our side. ROK knows about whom I’m writing.


  3. ROK February 4, 2010 at 7:07 PM #

    @ the hood

    Well if you have a hidden agenda, that is your flesh & blood. We were speaking of adoption.


  4. ROK February 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM #

    Sorry the hood, I did not respond entirely.

    There are certain elements which I referred to:
    1. bringing the child up in its cultural environment;
    2. not teaching the child a foreign culture, thereby alienating it from its own culture;
    3. not taking the child away from its parents because of poverty.

    In Barbados, the policy is that you look at cultural differences in adoption. I know of some potential adoptions that just never happened because the authorities did not think it in the best interest of the child.

    Merely having the means is not sufficient qualification in Barbados.


  5. Christopher Halsall February 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM #

    @Anonymous: “I was not referring to you at all. I may disagree with you sometimes but I believe that you are on our side.

    Thank you for your kind words.

    That is very “Christian” of you….


  6. ROK February 4, 2010 at 7:37 PM #


    all cheques written to cash and countersigned at the back. Each cheque for US$1M

    Now when they were sucking Haiti they did not produce invoices. They either paying reparations or they are not. Just make out the cheques and forget the rest.


  7. Christopher Halsall February 4, 2010 at 7:37 PM #


    I almost said “that is very “white” of you”…

    But that would have been over the top…

    (I hope we can all laugh together, even when we fight…)


  8. Christopher Halsall February 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM #

    @ROK: “Each cheque for US$1M

    Are you suggesting that it would only take $1M USD per current human to write off all future claims?

    Do you realize the discount you’re offering?

    Are you willing to put this settlement offer in writing?

    Oh. Wait… You just did….


  9. Adrian Hinds February 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM #

    destroyed Haiti’s dream, humanatarian response to the earthquake, taking advantage of current situation for profit (alledgedly) to reporting the history of the alledged perpatrators.

    Truly in this country you can get the good the bad and the very ugly in one day, from one situation all tied to money and race.

    I love this country call America.


  10. Negroman February 5, 2010 at 12:17 PM #

    It is very painful as a black man to see Haitian black children and indeed any black child in the company of the stinking world killers, the mass murderers European white people.

    I always say that there is little or no sincerity in the efforts of the stinking,criminal minded European white people when they are trying to assist black people.This is becoming more evident in the efforts of assisting Haiti during this “earthquake crisis”

    The kidnapping of Haitian Black children by so-called American christian missionaries is not surprising at all.That is the nature of the European white beast.Exploitation of other people for their own personal gains.I suspect many of those Haitian children & indeed other non-european children adopted or given to the European white families in the USA,Canada or Europe are being subjected to the most inhumane treatment possible.I believe many of those children are being use as child workers,are involve in child prostitution or are involve in servitude work for their “parents. Morally bankrupt Europeans are not sincere in any of their efforts and are only interest in the tangible benefits that would come they way when those human scums get involve in any activity whatsoever.

    I know Hopi & other would not agree with me,nevertheless I have to say it.As I continue to read world history and learn about the atrocities those European white trash and mass murderers did to other ethnic groups and especially the treatment the African Blacks my fore-parents endured from those criminals and taking into consideration the behavior of those same stinking,uncivilized poor excuses for human beings,I have no regrets to say I HATE ALL STINKING EUROPEAN WHITE PEOPLE AND THEIR OFF-SPRINGS.I would love to see a world with no European white people in it.The sooner this world is rid of white people,the more peaceful & stable this world will be.All stinking European white make haste and get off this world.


  11. kiki February 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM #

    Now who’s to blame, for the hate that hate made?
    The Hate That Hate Made
    I ain’t no slave
    I just say it’s the hate that made


  12. kiki February 5, 2010 at 12:44 PM #

    Bush Killa


  13. kiki February 5, 2010 at 12:56 PM #

    If truth were told…
    What Would You Do?


  14. Hopi February 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM #

    @Negroman……I see you! And I overstand your sentiments. When you get a chance check out the movie AVATAR. Brother it is loaded. The director played with the colour of the Na’vi…..BUT…I know you’ll get it.

    *************************************What a beautiful sight to see those ‘good christian missionaries’ being held in a prison there in Haiti, and singing their AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SONG, THAT SAVE A WRETCH LIKE THEM…..and it sounds so sweeet coming from their lips. oohlala!


  15. Hopi February 5, 2010 at 1:59 PM #

    @kiki…..the one by Paris is right on point.


  16. kiki February 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM #

    A lil’ nugget dug up from the beat archives of The Kid set to footage from the Bronx and other locations in NYC in 1980.
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  17. Crossroads February 5, 2010 at 4:18 PM #

    Same Shit Different Day, with the likes of ROK et al. I sometimes hope that the UN and the USA in particular, pull out of Haiti and leave it to the whole lot of ya!! However, sadly that only affects those in Haiti. I wonder what a Haitian, living in Haiti right now, would say of the comments on this blog hhhmmmm….


  18. Hopi February 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM #

    @Crossroads……Do you think “Behind these prison walls/Reflections” by Jah Cure would have been more appropriate than ‘Amazing Grace?’

    I’m beginning to think that one might be sweeter coming from them.Agree?


  19. kiki February 5, 2010 at 5:25 PM #

    Ok dokey : Ms.Hopey
    The Hokey Cokey, Hokey Pokey, Hokey Tokey, or Cokey Cokey is a …. Known as the Hokey Cokey and Okey Cokey,
    Behind These Prison Walls


    ✓ Jah Cure (x2)


  20. ac February 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM #

    Despite the constant urging of human
    rights organizations Haiti government did very little toward protecting its children from exploitation and neglect.
    The problem of foreigners taken children
    from orphanages and promised a better way of life is nothing new in Haiti because of the corrupt officials and lack of leadership a blind eye was given to this problem. Chances are the missionaries would have gotten away had not for the other foreign agency now
    inside Haiti.


  21. ROK February 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM #


    “Chances are the missionaries would have gotten away had not for the other foreign agency now inside Haiti.”

    How many more got away? How many Haitian children are already lost? And to think that missionaries/baptists christians did this and has been doing it?


  22. ac February 5, 2010 at 7:37 PM #

    In Sept. U.S. prosecutors indicted a Colorado missionary on charges he use
    food and gifts to extract sexual favours
    from teens at an orphange he ran in Haiti.UNICEF estimated that 50,000 children lived in orphages before the earthquakebut the number could be much higher.
    I believe that some of these churches that
    have taken a strong hold in Haiti before
    the earthquake was in part to exploit the
    minds of many of the children into becoming “Born again Christians” that is a way to establish bigger churches within that region. In america it is very
    hard to get the youth to join churches.So going outside of the country makes it easier for them in the name of doing God”s work.Many poor families are con into giving their children away by some of these missionaries.However the government role in neglect must not be


  23. freewilly February 6, 2010 at 6:04 AM #

    Gawd Blimma..when they aren’t abusing kids its animals….what the f**k is wrong with these people.


  24. freewilly February 6, 2010 at 6:06 AM #

    Not even cars are safe.


  25. ac February 6, 2010 at 7:33 AM #

    UNICEF is organizing teams to inspect
    orphanges.and locate avaiable bed space for children.
    Hopefully these missionaries would be
    prosecuted to full extent of the law.This
    would send a positive message to the world that the Haitian government is serious about protecting their children.


  26. kiki February 6, 2010 at 7:59 AM #

    I’m just a wannabe DJ – Rub A Dub Soldier
    I like roots music such as jazz, soul, R&B, blues and contemporary music such as hip hop. In my small universe I am the chief rocka just like a Soldier


  27. Crossroads February 6, 2010 at 8:45 AM #

    @Hopi, I agree, those who do the crime should do the time. However don’t give the imprssion that only white people traffic children.


  28. ROK February 6, 2010 at 8:52 AM #


    You sound like those people who would say that black people sold themselves into slavery. Trafficking in human beings has always been a white man thing. They love to have slaves.


  29. kiki February 6, 2010 at 10:14 AM #

    BU Should ban everyone for being too radical
    Stand Up To Your Judgement
    Death to Capitalism
    Death to English Colonialism
    Death to Traitors
    Death to Yankee Imperialists
    Death to Maoists


  30. kiki February 6, 2010 at 10:18 AM #

    Item 1 Evidence
    The Mighty Diamonds – Stand Up To Your Judgement – Roots Reggae

    Stand Up To Your Judgement


  31. kiki February 6, 2010 at 10:29 AM #

    More Diamonds –
    Roots Reggae
    Unruly Pickney
    Country Living


  32. kiki February 6, 2010 at 10:33 AM #

    sorry that was another hyper typo link up above “⇧”
    Country Living*


  33. Crossroads February 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM #

    Correction: They did’nt sell themselves, they were sold by their own family.


  34. kiki February 6, 2010 at 11:05 AM #

    The Lyric Archive
    Twinkle Brothers lyrics
    Rasta Pon Top


  35. freewilly February 8, 2010 at 5:18 AM #

    On a more serious note,it is sad to see that the US Army is now being used to invade sovereign countries just so some wicked fake Jews can rule the whole world at their own pleasure,,these people need to be rounded up by the masses as soon as possible or we will all be going down..for fake Jews and their wicked policies.


  36. kiki February 8, 2010 at 10:14 AM #

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    Categories :
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    • Big Daddy Kane
    • Dancehall
    • Disco
    • DJ
    • EPMD
    • Juice Crew
    • Kool G Rap
    • MC Lyte
    • MC Shan
    • Public Enemy
    • R & B
    • Rakim
    • Rap
    • Slick rick
    • Soul


  37. kiki February 8, 2010 at 10:15 AM #

    Do you understand the metaphoric phrase ‘Lyte as a Rock?’
    It’s explaining, how heavy the young lady is
    You know what I’m saying King?

    [King of Chill]
    Yes my brother, but I would consider ‘Lyte as a Rock’
    a simile because of the usage of the word ‘as’
    And now.. directly from the planet of Brooklyn
    MC Lyte — as a Rock!
    MC Lyte :
    I Cram To Understand U


  38. freewilly February 9, 2010 at 5:35 AM #

    Mass vaccination planned for Haitian people under the guise of curtailing infectious diseases …now we are seeing the real reason the US Army is down there….oh yes kids first everyone else after..mass sterilization campaign on the way..and what ever else is in those needles..Hopi…the Haitians look doomed yuh…some sort of Voodoo better start working soon yuh.


  39. freewilly February 9, 2010 at 6:00 AM #

    Don’t be surprised if we hear about some new strain of H1N1 or some other new killer disease that will obviously have been started by those dirty Haitians coming from the corporate owned mainstream media to push some new killer vaccine that they already have stockpiled in a warehouse belonging to Donald Rumsfield and associates….wait and see..then scare the whole world by telling us it is a worldwide pandemic…AGAIN…..remember..you read it first here from us Bajans.


  40. freewilly February 9, 2010 at 6:16 AM #

    This message is for the fake Jews and New World Order pussies……you can fool some people sometimes..but you can’t fool all the people all the time..remember that imbeciles.


  41. kiki February 9, 2010 at 6:23 AM #

    Hear The River Jordan
    I’ve got to be holy
    Walking into Jerusalem
    Just like that



  42. kiki February 9, 2010 at 6:55 AM #

    Love Created I


  43. ac February 9, 2010 at 6:57 AM #

    The UN has warned Haitian hospitals that are charging patients fees for drugs
    that they would cut off their supply if they are found doing so.


  44. ru4real February 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM #

    You sound like those people who would say that black people sold themselves into slavery. Trafficking in human beings has always been a white man thing. They love to have slaves.
    Wrong trafficking in human beings has always been a black man thing.
    The slave trade in Africa went two ways West and East. Slaves were taken to the Middle East -black men sold by black men.
    Slavery still exists in the Sudan .
    No white men there.
    White people usually women and children have also been sold for the slave trade for the harems of Morocco and the Middle East.


  45. ru4real February 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM #

    The people who gave their children to be adopted by missionaries did so freely in the hope that the children would have a better life than growing up in poverty and now earth quake ravaged Haiti.


  46. ru4real February 9, 2010 at 2:11 PM #


    What is your view on the fact that Barbados has refused to accept one injured Haitian into the country?


  47. ac February 9, 2010 at 6:02 PM #

    I think the decision made by Barbados was hastily and not well though out. Afterall with Barbados looking for tourist
    from other countries in the world this would have been an opportunity for Barbados to show the world that we truly
    care just by going that extra mile to help
    even if it was one victim.


  48. freewilly February 9, 2010 at 7:06 PM #

    Breaking it down for the masses..it’s a long read but hey…


  49. ac February 10, 2010 at 6:50 AM #

    Swiss Government freeze all of baby”Doc
    assests ?


  50. ac February 10, 2010 at 6:52 AM #

    UShas committed another additional one million dollars to fight child trafficking in haiti.


  51. freewilly February 13, 2010 at 6:50 AM #



  52. freewilly February 13, 2010 at 6:51 AM #



  53. Anonymous March 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM #

    The state in Haiti has not been that of a culture for many years, the every day life of a child living there has been fear, that his limbs will be chopped off by militia, getting raped by a junkie while he looks through a garbage heap for the scraps that will sell for a mud cake to eat, when given this reality, that it could get worse, seriously, culture will be the last of his worries. Its very important that systems are there to protect the children given to adoption, but when all is said and done, it could be easier for a nation such as Haiti to have a chance at a better future if their orphans are cared for by other richer nations and those who are left can put their finances into a better future and a renewed culture without fear for their future children and perhaps a better culture that the orphans of this earthquake can return to.


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