You probably have the same question that everyone else has.
How did we end up in Haiti? It’s simple. Haiti called. We answered.
Jamie wanted to work with children in another country and asked friends and family of a place she might look into. When someone suggested Haiti, she packed her bags and went down to check it out for herself. And she stayed. “There’s something about the people that I love. It’s home.”
Several years later, after finding work, learning the language, and settling into the culture and her new hometown, Jamie invited her sister to move down, too.
Ali had visited numerous times and found the country to be amazing and inspiring, too. “Haiti is us. It has this draw that speaks to us. We live here. We work here. We have friends here.”
It was home for years before the earthquake and Jamie and Ali hope that it will be home for many years more. Watch this short video to learn more about how you can make Haiti yours.
Haitian Families First is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the children of Haiti by strengthening their communities and nurturing their families. HFF assists families by providing formula for infants, helping with medical expenses and other health-related costs, and by giving tuition assistance to school-aged children. We work with families to assess their individual needs and help them achieve their goals of family preservation and self-sufficiency.
Years of work in Haiti have taught us that children thrive best in loving and financially stable families and caring communities. Haitian Families First is dedicated to helping children and families with programs and care that help them thrive and remain whole. As the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti lacks the resources to provide the social services necessary to support families both in times of crisis and in their daily lives. We exist to fill that void. HFF’s goal is to continue to write many more success stories about families who were on a path to international adoption, but who found HFF in their difficult time and were provided with a better option, which enabled them to remain an intact family.
Find out how you can help us sustain families in our programs.