The Moment

1|29|10: Haiti

There are few children more vulnerable than the youth of Haiti. So when the western hemisphere's poorest country was ravaged by the Jan. 12 earthquake, people in the developed world turned their Brad-and-Angelina eyes to the tens of thousands left orphaned in the rubble. Well-meaning interest in adopting Haitian kids has spiked worldwide, prompting the Haitian government to apply the brakes for fear that amid the chaos, children might be whisked away illegally. On Jan. 29, that concern seemed borne out when 10 Baptist missionaries from Idaho were arrested trying to ferry 33 children out of Haiti without proper documents. The...

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