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January 15th, 2010
12:23 PM ET

Family's adopted son in Haiti

The earthquake in Haiti is affecting thousands of families here in the U.S desperately trying to reach loved ones. Aaron and Jamie Ivey adopted four-year-old Amos and were in the process of trying to get him out of the country when the earthquake struck. Thankfully, Amos is safe. On Friday's American Morning, Aaron and Jamie Ivey spoke with CNN's Kiran Chetry about their efforts to get their son home.

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  1. whitefamily

    The child that Aaron is holding on the left was adopted from the USA.

    January 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  2. cmorisset


    January 18, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  3. Darryl G. Bliss Sr

    There has to be a way that I can get there to help. I am a former cop hailing from Gary, Indiana. I spent nearly 30 years of my life in civil service. I was a firefighter/engineer before becoming a police officer. IThere I worked patrol, undercover narcotics and was the team leader od our SWAT team. I am hoping that someone will read this, contact me and help me get to Haiti. I am prepared to rough it as long as it takes. I am presently a Resource Officer for a highly touted charter school in Gary Indiana. I ahve asked for a leave of i need a ride!! I am willing to hook up with any organization whether it's the US Army, or just a contingent of cops that are there to assist. I really don't care ...I just wanna get there!! I live just outside of Chicago, and Gary has its own airport and tactical wing of Apache helicopters. So if someone is organizing anything in my area I'd like to hop a ride! I am also a professional photographer. I am willing to go along as a photographer for any nagency that needs one. Help me help them
    219 757-3871

    January 18, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  4. Roman, Butler, Pa

    Good morning guys..

    As I was raised in a Catholic orphanage and was adopted by some great people, I hope all goes well for this family.

    Hopefully, more people will reach out and open their hearts to adoption. The rewards are great.

    January 18, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  5. LE

    why you guy don't set up tent cities around/in/outside of port de prince and move people there to's much more easier to distribute food-water-etc ,,clean up the city ...?

    January 17, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  6. Rebecca

    Creating Order in Haiti
    * It is also very important to evacuate the Capital, this will facilitate the relief workers with more space to work and help the wounded, to dispose of the dead body and continue the search for live ones. This will also prevent the people alive from getting infectious diseases from the environmental situations.

    *There are areas further North and South to the Epicenter of the Earthquake that were not affected by the Earthquake that the people could temporarily go and dwell.
    They could divide the teams into three segments:
    1) Search and Rescue
    2) Medical Relief
    3) Food and Water Distribution
    This would help provide relief faster, in order and while keeping the Peace.

    So please if you could mention these very important suggestions to the awesome relief teams out there it could help them in their decision making.

    January 16, 2010 at 1:15 am |
  7. Rebecca

    Suggestion concerning food distribution in Haiti right by UN troops:

    * For the distribution to be effective there need to be communication between the UN and the people either via a translator or a person in the in their own language
    * Haitian people have been without food or water for 4 days already
    *They never had that kind of food before, they are only familiar to cooked food like rice, beans and chicken; providing them with something foreign with no explanation is not going to work
    * Explaining the food before distributing it is very crucial. Something as little as failure to properly communicate the dates posted on the wrapper caused many to remain hungry!
    *The troops could speak to them over loud speakers, calming them down reassuring them that more food will arrive that there is enough food for everyone. Keep in mind that no one addressed the people yet since the disaster happened!

    January 16, 2010 at 1:15 am |

    How can you adopt a child outside the US..When there are over 150,000. children in this country in that age range , BORN in this country begging for someone to love them.....You are NOT AMERICAN!!!!!!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  9. George Wiley

    Our prayers are with the Ivey family. Hope and pray they will be reunited with Amos soon. Glad Amos is safe.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm |