Keyword: orphans

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  • Terrorists trying to transfer about 150 orphans from Donetsk region to Russia

    07/12/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12.07.2014 00700 13:12 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 12 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists, led by the so-called "deputy minister of social policy of the Donetsk People's Republic," are trying to forcibly transfer to Russia orphans from orphanages in Donetsk and Maryinka, the Donetsk region, the OstroV online newspaper reported on Saturday. "There are no legal documents for the transfer abroad of children from Maryinka and Donetsk, therefore crossing the border will be illegal. Kids do not want to leave anywhere," graduates of the Maryinka orphanage told reporters.
  • Two Chaldean Nuns & Orphans Kidnapped in Mosul ( ISIS - Iraq )

    07/01/2014 10:06:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    No mass was celebrated in Mosul for the first time in 1,600 years on June 15. ... Two Chaldean nuns went missing on Saturday in Mosul. It is believed they have been kidnapped by Muslim terrorists.
  • UKRAINE, Kramatorske: Militants have not allowed evacuation of the orphanage [video]

    06/24/2014 7:14:54 PM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | 24.06.2014 15:50
    Chief medical officer Anatoly Romanov spoke about the situation with the export of children Screenshot youtube video This was announced today by Skype said chief doctor Anatoly Romanov, according to News of Donbass. According to him, there are 35 children in the orphanage. "We are in a very complicated information hole," said Romanov. -Russian TV filming our every step, every our action ... Then televised different episodes then taken out and interpretion out of his hands." The chief doctor said that the question of the evacuation of children "raised very serious" and the Donetsk Regional State Administration agreed to their...
  • Boy from iconic wartime photo pays it forward at Christmas

    12/21/2013 2:50:58 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Wonbo Woo, Kate Snow and Tracy Connor
    It's one of the most powerful pictures from the Iraq war: an 8-year-old, his lip trembling, is handed a folded flag at his father's funeral. The iconic image inspired a family friend - someone the young Christian Golczynski had never met - to send him a present and, later, to launch a foundation that helps hundreds of kids just like him. Every year, A Soldier’s Child sends children of fallen soldiers gifts on their birthday. Christian's father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski, was killed in Iraq in 2007, so Christian was the first recipient. Now, there are 1,200 in 46...
  • Orphan’s New Year’s Resolution: Build a House for Other Orphans

    12/27/2012 2:39:56 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | December 27, 2012 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Calvin (far right) with his brothers, Rogers and Joash Imagine a Kenyan AIDS orphan living in a mud hut with his two brothers and walking several miles to school on an empty stomach. After the devastating loss of both of his parents, facing daily grinding poverty, would he have any energy left to dream of a better future? This boy is not imaginary; his name is Calvin and I know him well because during his adolescence, he read a novel about a Kenyan boy who went to school in the United States. Even though the story was fiction, it planted...
  • Catholic couple rescues 1,400 Chinese orphans

    10/26/2012 6:07:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | October 26, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    A nurse holds an orphan with a cleft lip. Courtesy of Little Flower Projects. Beijing, China, Oct 26, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An American couple living in China for 15 years says their success in rescuing over 1,000 medically-fragile orphans is due to totally relying on God, especially during trying times. “You really have to have an absolute dependence on God that the money's gonna show up when you need it and that you're going to stay out of trouble,” Brent Johnson of the organization China Little Flower told CNA Oct. 17. Founded in 1998, China Little...
  • Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's

    10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-3-12 | The Daily Mail
    Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child. The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century. In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
  • Troops bring gifts to summer camp [orphans and special-needs children]

    06/15/2010 2:37:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 144+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Pfc. Adrian Muehe, USA
    DIYALA — U.S. Soldiers here recently donated soccer balls and school supplies to the Baqubah Summer Camp for Kids, a program designed for orphans and special-needs children organized by the Red Crescent, the Middle East’s equivalent of the Red Cross. Lt. Col. Mitch Rambin, commander of 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, gives colored pencils to children at the Summer Camp for Kids in Baqubah, Iraq, June 9, 2010. Soldiers from 5/20 were at the camp delivering soccer balls and school supplies donated by elementary schools in America. U.S. Army photo by Pfc....
  • Soldiers deliver tons of supplies for orphans

    04/12/2010 5:07:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 201+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Bryce Dubee, USA
    BAGHDAD – Nearly 75 Iraqi orphans here recently received some much-needed aid when U.S. Soldiers brought a truck full of supplies to the Iraqi capital’s Jamia Support Council. While most waited in orderly lines, one group of children performed a song welcoming the members of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion and Company F, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who were there to deliver humanitarian assistance goods, March 29. The delivery was part of an overall shipment of 20 tons of humanitarian assistance goods to the 422nd, donated by a stateside nongovernmental organization (NGO). "It...
  • Enough is enough! Russia is bullying the USA over the abandoned child.

    04/12/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 22 replies · 599+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | April 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Russian media has gone wild over the case of the 7-year-old that was sent back to Russia by American adoptive parents. It is a perfect example of the ex-communist tendency to project the misbehavior of the one individual on the whole society. The collectivist mentality of the Russians makes them blame the USA as a whole for the incident – not just the individual who committed the crime. This bulling has to stop. If we play the game the way Russians do, we should remind the world of the horrible way Russians treat orphaned and abandoned children. Especially the...
  • Pressing On For Haiti's Orphans

    03/06/2010 6:53:55 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 141+ views ^ | 03/06/2010 | Janey DeMeo
    Janey DeMeo writes an Op/Ed about the horrors in Haiti related to the orphans there, the threat of rape for these children, and those who are starving as the Haitian government holds up relief supplies while waiting for taxes to be paid on the aid....
  • Urgent Prayer Needed, Children Taken Away

    02/22/2010 1:00:57 PM PST · by Spudx7 · 5 replies · 606+ views
    On Saturday, 6 of our children along with the parent/escort of one of the children, another a couple other escorts and Maria all flew to Port au Prince after being notified by U.S. Embassy staff that their paperwork to leave Haiti was complete including the signature of the Haitian Prime Minister. They arrived at the airport and were sitting in the waiting room waiting for the Embassy staff to come so they could board their charter plane. Before the Embassy staff arrived, they were verbally attacked by a large group of Haitians who were at the airpot accusing them of...
  • Reuters: Haiti judge will free 10 Americans [U.S. missionaries]

    02/10/2010 6:43:57 PM PST · by ETL · 39 replies · 1,117+ views news services ^ | February 10, 2010
    Missionaries, who were accused of kidnapping, could be released news services updated less than 1 minute ago A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake-stricken country, a judicial source told Reuters Wednesday. However, NBC News reported that no final decision had been made, though it's possible a decision could be made as early as Thursday. A lawyer representing one told The Associated Press he expects Judge Bernard Saint-Vil to issue his recommendation to the prosecutor Thursday. The prosecutor has the right to appeal...
  • Haiti judge to free U.S. missionaries in kidnap case

    02/10/2010 3:20:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 10, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake- stricken country, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The source said the missionaries, who have been in jail since they were stopped at Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic on January 29, could be released as early as Thursday. "The order will be to release them," the source, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. The decision has not yet been made public.
  • Hatian Judge releases American Missionaries.

    02/10/2010 3:19:50 PM PST · by mockingbyrd · 4 replies · 344+ views
    FOX NEWS | 02/11/2010
    Brett Baier just announced that a Hatian Judge ruled that the American Missionaries had no criminals intenetions when they took the children. The Americans are expected home soon.
  • Officer: U.S. missionaries had tried to take other Haitian kids

    02/09/2010 3:25:48 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 59 replies · 1,109+ views
    CNN ^ | 9 Feb 10 | Karl Penhaul
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- The group of American missionaries in Haiti facing kidnapping charges for trying to take 33 children out of the country last week made an earlier, unsuccessful attempt at taking dozens of other children, a Haitian police officer said Monday. Laura Silsby, left, and two other members of her missionary group are seen after a recent court hearing in Haiti. The officer did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals. He told CNN that he had stopped the 10 Baptist missionaries, including group leader Laura Silsby, on January 26 as they tried to transport 40...
  • Christian Cardiologist Describes Kings Wing's Mission to Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

    02/07/2010 5:11:21 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 175+ views ^ | 02/07/2010 | Dan Wooding
    “Crandall flew to Haiti Saturday, Jan. 23, with Julius Hunter, a Baton Rouge, La., pastor, pilot Bruce Case and 1,200 pounds of medical supplies as part of a six-day mission aided by King's Wings, a West Palm Beach-based charity,” wrote Rogers. “There, while attending to Haitians wounded by the Jan. 12 earthquake, Crandall witnessed the chaos, confusion, suffering and hope that emerged.
  • Clinton terms Haiti child smuggling case 'unfortunate'

    02/03/2010 6:19:11 PM PST · by topfile · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 3 06:51 PM | AFP
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday it was "unfortunate" that American Christians are suspected of smuggling children out of quake-hit Haiti even if their intentions were good. Haitian prosecutors are due to decide Thursday whether to charge the 10 Christians, who have been held by authorities there since they attempted to sneak a group of 33 children out of the country. "Trafficking of human beings, particularly of children is a problem across the world," Clinton said after holding talks in Washington on Wednesday about the problem of trafficking in persons worldwide. "The Haitian nation acted to protect children...
  • So. Baptists detained in Haiti on mission to aid children

    02/01/2010 5:58:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 65 replies · 1,449+ views
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (BP)--Members of two Southern Baptist churches in Idaho are awaiting word on what a Haitian judge will decide Feb. 1 when he hears the case of 10 Americans accused of unlawfully trying to remove 33 children from Haiti. Five of the 10 are members of Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho, and three are from Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, including Eastside's pastor, Paul Thompson. Two others are believed to be from other states.
  • Haitian orphans leave for Utah

    01/29/2010 4:27:44 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 69 replies · 929+ views
    ABC4 ^ | January 29, 2009 | Brent Hunsaker
    Late Friday afternoon, ABC 4 confirmed that at least 50 children were on a flight headed to Miami, where they will be processed into the country by TSA officials. -SNIP- The text posted at 8:48 a.m. Friday morning to the Utah Hospital Task Force blog said, "We have negotiated the release of 125 orphans bound for SLC and are on ramp in Haiti. Steve Studdert and Executive team along with full support from US Military and US Customs and ICE Agents made it happen. It is truly a miracle."-SNIP- ABC 4 News has learned Stephen Studdert, the task force leader,...
  • Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti

    01/30/2010 3:53:24 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 34 replies · 1,473+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2010
    The five men and five women were in custody in the capital, Port-au-Prince after their arrests on Friday night. -SNIP-Authorities said the Americans had no documents to prove they had cleared the adoption of the 33 children -- aged 2 months to 12 years -- through any embassy and no papers showing they were made orphans by the quake in the impoverished Caribbean country."This is totally illegal," said Yves Cristalin, Haiti's social affairs minister. "No children can leave Haiti without proper authorization and these people did not have that authorization."-SNIP-"We have a Baptist minister here (in Port-au-Prince) whose orphanage...
  • Human Trafficking, Food Riots, Lack of Medicine Plague Haiti

    01/29/2010 12:11:41 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 17 replies · 463+ views ^ | 01/29/2010 | John G. Winder
    Mass graves. Tent cities.More than 90% of the nation’s structures damaged or destroyed. No food.Amputees and orphans left to fend for themselves. Nearly all of the businesses gone. No employment. Yet it still gets worse for the people of Haiti. Haiti’s Prime Ministery, Jean-Max Bellerive told CNN that he is receiving reports of children being stolen and trafficked as slaves, sex slaves and for the purpose of having their organs harvested to be sold.
  • CNN’s O’Brien – Orphans Not A Priority

    01/20/2010 4:37:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 458+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    In light of another earthquake having just hit Haiti this early this morning, this blog article becomes much more important. This little clip is heartbreaking. Now, this is beginning to shape up as a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien pointing out today that the relief workers are unable to get aid to orphanages either because they have pushed it down the priority hole or they are simply overwhelmed. My guess is its a combination of both but wouldn’t you think in a failed state where orphanages are a staple of the society someone would put children...
  • Haiti quake creates thousands of new orphans

    01/19/2010 8:34:21 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies · 369+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 19, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jean Peterson Estime was outside playing soccer when his home pancaked in last week's earthquake and killed his parents and five sisters. Now he sleeps with thousands in a Port-au-Prince park and forages in rubble for food and goods he can sell to survive. "I'm trying to get a little job so I can take care of myself," he says, attempting to look brave even as he shuffles his dirty feet in too-big sandals. What the 13-year-old really wants is someone to take him in. Tens of thousands of children have been orphaned by the magnitude-7.0 quake,...
  • Haiti Orphanages in Crisis

    01/19/2010 9:19:34 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 2 replies · 237+ views
    FOXNews blog On the Scene ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | Laura Ingle
    The tragedy in Haiti has touched so many. I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the images my amazing colleagues are bringing us from the devastation, each story more heartbreaking than the next. Two days ago I got a call from a good friend of mine in L.A. who helps to run Angel House Orphanage in Haiti. Her name is Shannon Hoffman, and I used to work with her husband Gary who is a radio news anchor and reporter at KFI-AM 640. Gary and I were also field reporters together in Sacramento at Newstalk 1530 KFBK, and we...

    01/19/2010 6:03:56 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 15 replies · 520+ views ^ | 01/19/2010 | Stacey Winder
    I have cried as I’ve watched the graphic images coming out of Haiti. Watching a mother cry out in anguish because she’s lost five children broke my heart. The thought of losing a child is more than I can bear. I can only imagine the grief she must be experiencing. Hearing that residents of a nursing home are laying in the streets without food or water while the supplies are only a half mile away at the airport seems unthinkable to me. A 22 year old female missionary from Washington was found buried under the rubble. She was there helping...
  • US to Allow Haiti Orphans to Enter Temporarily

    01/18/2010 6:12:14 PM PST · by MarkAccord · 68 replies · 1,717+ views
    The United States will temporarily allow entry to orphaned children from Haiti to receive needed care after the devastating earthquake in their country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are eligible for adoption in the United States will allow them to receive the care they need here," she said. The "humanitarian parole policy" will be applied...
  • Governor On Plane To Pick Up Haitian Orphans, Deliver $500K In Relief

    01/18/2010 5:37:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies · 1,389+ views
    WPXI (Pittsburgh) ^ | 01/18/2009 | staff
    Gov. Ed Rendell, Channel 11 has learned, was one of those on the flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to bring back dozens of orphans from the BRESMA orphanage in Haiti. Two sisters from Ben Avon run the orphanage and their story is making national headlines
  • Orphaned Haitian Children to Be Allowed Into U.S.

    01/18/2010 5:17:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | January 18, 2010 |
    Orphaned children from Haiti will be allowed to enter the U.S. temporarily on a case-by-case basis to ensure they received proper care, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced Monday. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are
  • Haiti Orphans Coming to Pittsburgh

    01/18/2010 2:17:01 PM PST · by HospiceNurse · 8 replies · 755+ views
    1/18/2010 | little me
    Saturday night I was watching CNN in the wee hours while taking care of my friend and patient who has pancreatic cancer. I was watching Fox, but I could not stand another second of Jerald Rivers, so I flipped channels to CNN. I watched a lovely video about two beautiful young Pennsylvania girls who were taking care of orphans in Haiti. After the video at about 3:00 in the morning, a message from CNN said that "after recording this segment, the Girls and the orphans were given permission to go to the U.S. I came home, and told my wife...
  • Haiti's Story From Missionaries

    01/16/2010 12:19:23 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 445+ views ^ | 01/16/2010 | John G. Winder
    These are not the observations of paid strangers venturing into Haiti only for so long as the earthquake and the loss of human life garner the label, newsworthy. These are the observations of those living in Haiti who have been called there by God to serve the Haitian people in His name. These missionaries were in Haiti long before the earthquake and will remain there long after the news crews leave. These missionaries experience the poverty and tragedy and joy of Haiti on a daily basis and now they need your help.
  • Messages From Haiti; Compassion Advocate Dave McCormick

    01/15/2010 2:16:47 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 142+ views ^ | 01/15/2010 | Staff
    During the quake, our three-year-old grandson told his mom that he thought a train was coming through their house. Our son’s reaction was that he knew something bad had happened but not until Wednesday morning did they know that something REALLY BAD had happened. Indeed, something REALLY BAD had happened. Having served on many mission trips to Haiti the area of the REALLY BAD was a very familiar place. I have walked on those streets, shopped in the stores and visited the Compassion country office that was right in the midst of the devastation. I could mentally picture these houses...
  • Compassion International, Haiti Office Near Epicenter [Many Ask Was My Sponsored Child Affected?]

    01/13/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 830+ views
    EveryDayChristian ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Karyn Brownlee
    As of Wednesday morning, Compassion International reports that they have not yet made contact with their Haiti office, which is near the epicenter of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The quake has produced many aftershocks, including two of significant intensity - over 5.0 in magnitude. Communication to Haiti is virtually impossible with widespread damage to cell towers and communication lines. Compassion shared on Twitter that their reach in Haiti involves 230 churches helping 65,000+ children/families, 2,200 Child Survival Program moms and babies and almost 100 leadership students. “Based on the epicenter, media reports and our center locations, we expect centers have been...
  • Haitian Orphanage Rides Out Massive Earthquake and Aftershocks

    01/14/2010 6:54:34 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 426+ views ^ | 01/14/2010 | Staff
    Bobby and Sherry Burnette, the founders and directors of Love A Child Orphanage, are reporting widespread destruction in Haiti in the aftermath of Tuesday’s massive earthquake.
  • Pitt, Jolie donate $100,000 for orphans on Christmas

    12/28/2009 5:32:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 864+ views ^ | 28 Dec, 2009 | India Times
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated over $100,000 to an orphan children charity on Christmas. Called the SOS Children's Villages charity in the US, it is a foster care facility, which enables siblings to stay together during the adoption process, reports "We have seen first-hand the remarkable job SOS does to raise orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together," Jolie said in a statement. Her partner Pitt said: "In this holiday season, many of us take for granted that we are surrounded by loving family members. The poor outcomes for foster children indicate that we must do...
  • Troops bring Christmas to Iraqi orphans

    12/26/2009 8:05:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 433+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Spc. Crystal Witherspoon, USA
    Children excitedly reach toward Santa Claus, played by Pfc. Brent Read, HHC, 2nd HBCT, 3rd ID, to see what gifts he has to offer at a church in Kermles, Iraq, Dec. 24. Spartan Soldiers visited the orphaned children of Mosul and Kermles on Christmas Eve, bringing toys, candy, backpacks and shoes. Photo by Spc. Crystal Witherspoon, 3rd Infantry Division. FOB MAREZ — As smiling children filled a room almost to capacity, their faces shining and full of excitement, Col. Charles E. Sexton asked them, "Have you all been good boys and girls or bad boys and girls?" "Good!" screamed the...
  • Bazaar raises money for widows, orphans

    11/17/2009 4:38:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Robert Jordan, USA
    Soldiers, civilian workers and visiting actors Jeffrey Donovan (left) and Bruce Campbell (far right), of the USA show Burn Notice, enjoy a charity bazaar hosted by the Daughters of Iraq at Combat Outpost Meade, Nov. 13. Photo by Sgt. Robert Jordan, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — The Daughters of Iraq, a national womens' organization here, held a bazaar on Combat Outpost Meade to raise money for local widows and orphans, Nov. 13. Soldiers of the 113th Field Artillery Battalion's Civil Affairs Team, based at the COP, hosted the bazaar that featured the work of several female Baghdad-area artists...
  • Obit: Maria del Carmen Bousada (became a mom at 66)

    07/16/2009 10:29:41 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 28 replies · 571+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-16-09 | AP
    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday. Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles. The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments. Bousada told an interviewer she lied to the fertility clinic about...
  • World's oldest new mom dies, leaves twin toddlers

    07/15/2009 6:45:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 1,110+ views
    MADRID – A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday. Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles. The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments.
  • Oldest woman to give birth dies, leaving twins

    07/15/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT · by edcoil · 70 replies · 3,050+ views
    AP ^ | 7-15-09 | edcoil
    MADRID – A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth (66) has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins.
  • Soldiers Say Goodbye to Orphans

    07/03/2009 4:35:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 480+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Joe Thompson, USA
    Ms. Nisreen Abdul Raoof plays with an orphan at the Deep Strike farewell to the children of the Kut orphanage at the Rehanah Al-Haydaryah Family Park, June 26. Nisreen said they came up with the idea to have a farewell in the park so the American forces could say goodbye to the children. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joe Thompson. FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA — Children from the Kut orphanage were treated to an evening of games, gifts and entertainment at the Rehanah Al-Haydaryah Family Park by 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, June 26."It was an...
  • Animals Have Feelings Too!

    03/23/2009 10:37:18 AM PDT · by OneVike · 46 replies · 1,128+ views
    In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused. In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary known as a willing haven for animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need. Animals Have Feelings Too! Jasmine and her brood of friends
  • Orphanage Receives Blanket Donation (Iraq Nat. Police are learning)

    01/09/2009 3:35:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    A National Police Officer gives a wool blanket to a child during a humanitarian blanket drive at the Kamaliyah orphanage in New Baghdad, Jan. 3, 2009. Photo by Thomas Ribas, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Iraqi National Police Officers donated more than 400 blankets to an orphanage in the Kamaliyah neighborhood of New Baghdad, Jan. 3. The donation drive was led by the 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi National Police Division along with neighborhood leaders and the orphanage headmaster. The donation was to help children and widows battle the chilly weather this winter where average temperatures can dip down...
  • Remember 9-11; Heart for Africa; American Family Safari 2006 Revisited

    09/05/2008 12:13:49 PM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 272+ views
    Personal journal | Spring 2006 | schwing_wifey
    9-11 affected many people in many different ways. Heart for Africa is one way one person dealt with that fateful day. Her name is Janine Maxwell and her story is "Its Not Okay With Me". Her story is gut wrenching and mind boggling. My story that follows is a happy, travel adventure for your reading pleasure. I hope you will read both stories, mine for entertainment and her's as a call to action. I hope you visit the website and make a difference. We are so lucky, so fortunate, to live in the USA. Please don't take that for...
  • Roseanne slamming Angelina for hypocrisy

    08/19/2008 3:25:34 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 50 replies · 234+ views
    Roseanne said, "do you not know that the African daughter you hold in every picture had parents who suffered and died because of the Republican party's worldwide economic assault on Africa over the last few decades since Reagan?"
  • Thinking Outside Box for Orphans in Africa

    05/20/2008 7:23:25 PM PDT · by giant sable · 3 replies · 133+ views
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | May 20, 2008 | Mike Cassidy
    You want to build anything in Silicon Valley - a company, a career, a reputation - it's all about networking. Eagle Scout project? Yep. Networking. You need your venture capitalist, your Fortune 1000 company founder and some good-hearted friends and neighbors. Ask Tad Malone, a Homestead High School junior, who took on a project that, looking back, seems slightly insane even to him. "Kids needed help," he says, "so I thought I'd help." Kids in Africa. Orphan kids that Tad met on a family trip in 2005 to a place called Children's Town in Zambia. The 300 children had people...
  • Mahdi Army fighters grateful for sand storm standstills in Sadr City

    05/03/2008 9:15:34 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 4 replies · 92+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 4, 2008 | Hala Jaber
    On a bare patch of ground outside the entrance to Sadr general hospital, 15 women clad from head to foot in black squatted in a sandstorm, wailing and waiting for their dead. Lightning flashed, thunder rolled and the women’s robes were spattered with mud falling from a sky filled with rain and sand, but they did not notice. “Ya’mma, Ya’ba” (“Oh mother, oh father”), cried Amira Zaydan, a 45-year-old spinster, slapping her face and chest as she grieved for her parents Jaleel, 65, and Hanounah, 60, whose house had exploded after apparently being hit by an American rocket. “Where are...
  • Police arrest a group of orphans "guilty" of living with an underground Christian

    01/15/2008 9:25:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 132+ views
    asia news ^ | 01/15/2008
    In the village of Sanhe, Hubei province, the police interrupted the Christmas festivities of a little orphanage run by a famous Christian leader, who has been arrested 12 times for his leading role in the life of China's unauthorised domestic churches. Sanhe (AsiaNews) - Police in the central province of Hubei arrested, on Christmas Eve, a group of orphans and Christian volunteers who were preparing to celebrate the holiday with them. The agents confined the children to a hotel, and "convinced" the owner of the land that the orphanage stands on to evict the renters. This is the charge of...
  • Afghan Forces Deliver Supplies to Orphans in Kandahar

    01/04/2008 3:45:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 56+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Jan. 4, 2008 – Afghan national security forces and coalition forces delivered more than a ton of food, clothes and toys to the nearly 380 children of Shahid Ali Ahad Khan Karzi Orphanage and school in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, Dec. 30. A coalition forces soldier greets a group of Afghan boys at the Sahid Ali Ahad Khan Karzi Orphanage and school in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, Dec. 30, 2007. U.S. Army photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The children, ranging in age from 6 to 13, received clothes and shoes to help them endure...
  • Iraq's orphans left to the kindness of strangers

    06/22/2007 11:17:07 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies · 416+ views
    Kuwaiti Times ^ | 23 June 2007 | n/c
    BAGHDAD: The shocking pictures of neglect that emerged from a grisly state-run Baghdad orphanage this week revealed the Iraqi government's inability to care for some of its most vulnerable citizens. With four years of war having cannibalized much of the Iraqi government, volunteers have begun providing vital social services at their own expense, relying on the generosity of friends and neighbors. The images of the inside of the Al-Hanan orphanage were disquieting even by Iraqi standards: two dozen emaciated children, some tied to cribs, others writhing in their own waste and some appearing, at first glance, to be dead. US...