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6 Haitian orphans to resume trip to US homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Six Haiti orphans will continue on their way to the U.S. Wednesday after they were seized by Haitian officials during what turned out to be an ugly misunderstanding.

The Minnesota-based founder of the children's orphanage says they'll fly to Miami in the afternoon and their adoptive parents will be able to take them home Thursday.

The mix-up started over the weekend, when four women arrived at the airport with the six children. Their documentation was late in coming and they were confronted by a group of men, screaming "You can't take our children!"

The women were briefly detained, but the children have spent days sleeping in a tent-city. The problem was only straightened out with help from the U.S. ambassador and Haiti's prime minister.

Two American adoptive parents say the situation has been stressful even though they understand the government's concerns.

Fears of child trafficking are making it harder than ever for children to leave earthquake-battered Haiti.


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