Adopted Haitian children could arrive in Canada this weekend

Kenney says all children set for Canadian adoption before quake are safe and proceedings are under way

Canadian families in the process of adopting Haitian children might see their tots as early as this weekend, says Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. “We are working through the logistics of how we can transport them back here.” The effort applies to adoption proceedings that were initiated before last week’s quake. Kenney’s office said Thursday that 150 such cases have been identified. The good news, he says, is that the children in Haiti, who have already been paired up with Canadian families, are all confirmed safe: “Of those we have spoken with, I am happy to say that we were able to confirm that all of the children that they are adopting have survived the earthquake, although a few are ill and have health concerns.” Many of the adoptive parents, who are now waiting for their children, live in Quebec.