Posts With Keyword ‘Adoption’

Family Still Adjusting, Thankful One Year Later

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Just over a year after bringing two new members into the family, Dave and Andrea Vanderhoff of Pella say everything has gone more smoothly than they could have hoped after adopting a brother and sister from Haiti.

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Ceremonies Finalize Adoptions for Pella Families

Posted: Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A ceremony finalizing the adoption of four children from Haiti was held Wednesday afternoon at the Marion County Courthouse.

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Adoption Ceremonies Held for Pella Families

Posted: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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A ceremony finalizing the adoption of four children from Haiti was held Wednesday afternoon at the Marion County Courthouse.

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Adoptions to be Finalized for Sets of Haitian Siblings

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Two pairs of siblings from Haiti who were adopted by families in Pella will have their adoptions finalized in official ceremonies Wednesday.  

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Ceremonies Held for Haitian Children Adopted by Pella Families

Posted: Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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The adoption of a Haitian girl who was rescued by her adoptive parents from Port-au-Prince, Haiti just days after this January’s devastating earthquake was recognized with a ceremony this past Wednesday.

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Courthouse Ceremony Finalizes Adoption of Haitian Girl by Pella Family

Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:32 am

An adoption ceremony was held Wednesday morning for the Haitian daughter of a Pella couple who was rescued from Haiti in the days following the deadly earthquake in January.

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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.

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Focus on Haiti Brings Increased Exposure to Adoptions

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Stories about the number of orphans in Haiti that were stuck in the aftermath of the earthquake drew national attention to the potential options for inter-country adoptions, but there is also a need for adoptions within the United States as well.

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Informational Meeting on Adopting Haitian Children

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Since the disastrous earthquakes in Haiti, Celebrate Church in Knoxville has had several couples express interest in adopting Haitian children.

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Adopted Haitian Children See Each Other for First Time Since Arriving in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am

For the first time since their emotional homecoming last Tuesday night, the three Pella families that adopted five orphans from Haiti brought all of their families together this past weekend.

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Saga of Haitian Orphans Ends with Happy Homecoming

Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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A week after a series of earthquakes devastated Port-au-Prince, five Haitian children finally found themselves in the arms of their adoptive parents last Tuesday night at the Pella Municipal Airport.

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Haitian Children Begin Adjustment to Life in Pella

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 6:29 am

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A whirlwind seven-day span for the adopted children of three Pella families came to an emotional and exciting climax Tuesday night, ending with the five Haitian orphans getting to sleep in their new homes for the first time.

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Haitian Orphans Receive Pella Homecoming

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Tired and cold, five Haitian children finally found themselves in the arms of their adoptive parents Tuesday night at the Pella Municipal Airport.

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Adopted Haitians Arrive in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 9:30 pm


Tired and cold, five Haitian children finally found themselves in the arms of their adoptive parents Tuesday night at the Pella Municipal Airport.

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Haitian Orphans to Arrive in Pella Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

The five Haitian orphans that arrived on American soil earlier this morning will arrive in Pella tonight.

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Adopted Haitian Children Leave Port-au-Prince with Pella Family

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 7:56 am

The five Haitian orphans adopted by three families in Pella are on American soil.

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Pella Corp. Supports Employee Throughout Challenging Time

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:29 am

A support network of family and friends have rallied around the three Pella families who are trying to get their adopted children out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; including support from the employer of one of the fathers.

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Pella Families Hoping for Quick Action to Get Adopted Children Out of Haiti

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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For the Pella families adopting children that are still in Haiti, it has truly become a race against time in the days following last week’s deadly earthquake.

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Orphans Being Adopted by Pella Families are Safe, Following Earthquake in Haiti

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Three families in Pella are breathing a little easier after learning that children they are adopting from an orphanage in Haiti are uninjured following last week’s deadly earthquake; but the children’s struggles aren’t over.

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Pella Families Receive Good News on Adopted Children

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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Three Pella families whose adopted children were still in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when Tuesday’s earthquake struck have been told that their children are ok.

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