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Ceremony Held for Haitian Adopted by Pella Family

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 10:51 am
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An adoption ceremony was held Wednesday morning in Knoxville for the Haitian daughter of a Pella couple who was rescued from Haiti in the days following the deadly earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince in January.

The ceremony for Maya Poulter, who was adopted by Matt and Mandy Poulter of Pella, took place at around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Marion County Courthouse.

Matt Poulter tells KNIA/KRLS News that the ceremony indicates the court’s finalization of a legal name for his daughter and will begin the naturalization process to make Maya a United States citizen.