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Haiti. Monday, June 28, 2010. Adopting Watson.
Watson, a 4 year old who will be 5 in August is one of 36 children at the Notre Dame Des Victoires headed by Sister Marie Veronique. He is in the process of being adopted by a French couple from Normandy, Alain and Sophie Duporte. The process has taken several years up until this trip where they were able to meet Watson for the first time face to face. It could be months longer before they can return to Haiti to take Watson home with them. Meanwhile they will have to settle for a week of visitation with hime while they meet with a lawyer, sign papers and meet with the French consolate who tours the facility with the Duportes.