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Are the Missionaries in Haiti guilty of kidnapping children

  1. bonny2010 profile image60
    bonny2010posted 6 years ago

    or were they just trying to do the right thing and decided to byepass the red tape...

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes they are guilty regardless of their intentions for those children. Those children just experienced the most tragic event of their short lives and stealing them from their homeland would be wrong at any level of reasoning. 

      I personally know a young girl that was illegally adopted from Honduras 14 years ago through a "missionary" group only to find out she had several siblings who were also illegally adopted and  scattered all across this country. My sister spent a good part of a decade tracking down her real family and some of her siblings and found that this "missionary" group was selling the adoption process to the highest bidder. 

      It seems that if you have the money, or are a celebrity like Angelina Jolie or Madonna, anything goes.

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      cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      no they are capitalizing on a desperate situation. i am glad they got arrested.

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Yes, they were - based on what I read about it.

    Answer to the second part of your question depends on what you personally call "the right thing" smile

    1. bonny2010 profile image60
      bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Apparantly some of these kids were given away with their parents permission -but one must also remember these parents had just gone through a very frightening thing and I guess they were desperate and trusted the missionaries..

  3. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 6 years ago

    Did they have the parents consent?

    1. bonny2010 profile image60
      bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Some of them did - but I guess at a time like that they regarded the missionaries as god sent - once things settle down - well the emotions change. I did read that these people were told their children would be able to come back to visit them - yeah right.

  4. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    Going into a disaster area rounding up children and trying to smuggle them out of the country.  To get around red tape?

    Criminals!! When would it be "the right thing" to steal children?

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe God told them to do it?

    2. bonny2010 profile image60
      bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree Fontes -
      I guess that is what they told the parents marinealways24

  5. aware profile image72
    awareposted 6 years ago

    mabey. their are many displaced kids lets not rush doling them out  as orphaned .

  6. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    The Austrian orphanage where these children ended up after being kidnapped claims that some of the children have families.

  7. aware profile image72
    awareposted 6 years ago

    these people clamoring for Haitian earth quake kids makes me sick . where were they before the quake ?

    1. bonny2010 profile image60
      bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ya know I asked exactly the same question....was told I was being cynical

  8. ledefensetech profile image80
    ledefensetechposted 6 years ago

    I'm really torn on this one.  One one hand just about any change for those kids would be a good one.  Much less being adopted in an advanced nation.  On the other hand the future of a people is dependent on their children.  By depriving Haitians of their children, do we doom the Haitian people?  Then again if they can't provide for their children, do they deserve to remain as a people?

    I think I have to go with those kids were not kidnapped, they were given an opportunity at a life they'd never get to have had they remained in Haiti.

    1. bonny2010 profile image60
      bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would rather remain in hell with my mum and dad than be parted from them- but my mum and dad might differ as we always came first for them.
      Well you know the same could be said for all countries around the world - cause there are a lot of people outside of natural disaster zones who can'tand won't provide for their children - I don't know, but Ido know I would hate to doom a country because of anatural disaster.

  9. aware profile image72
    awareposted 6 years ago

    the perception of Haitians many have is  false Haitians are good strong mostly peaceful and caring people .to let such good nature d  and well meaning people be passed over for so long while pouring trillions into the earths war machine .   and trillions more aiding other people in the world that  are not as inclined towards peace on earth as the Haitians are. is egregious.  and puts us all under a very unflattering  light

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You have spoken the truth. The history is all there to see, and the Haitian people are delightful and peace loving. Some of these children had parents according to one report I heard. smile

    2. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Delightful and peace loving the Haitians may be, but they are among the poorest of nations.  Cubans are better off than Haitians.  If we really want to help, understanding why they're so poor is a good first step.

      1. bonny2010 profile image60
        bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe they need a good government

    3. A2shley profile image60
      A2shleyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree on perceiving Haitians as peaceful, loving, and caring.  They have a history of using children as house slaves.  Poor families who can't afford to care for their children send them away to richer families.  It is hardly a way for a child to grow up.  A much better government is needed, where there is advocacy and oversight for children.  Having said that, I'd rather see missionaries helping out in that way than snatching "orphans" from their homeland.  In no country would that be legal, and they underestimated the strength of the Haitian government to not want to be taken advantage of.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        When you have a chance to not be able to afford care for your children, you may have more right to judge them. Right now it is ridiculous, really.

  10. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/200 … very_N.htm

    This is what can happen to children who are taken out of their native country.  There was not even a disaster when this happened!!

  11. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 6 years ago

    They will say "God" told them to do it and get off on insanity. big_smile

    1. bonny2010 profile image60
      bonny2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They would want to hope they don't have people like my Mum on the jury- cause it never worked for me

 
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