It is Joint Council's understanding that there are currently well over 200 children on the way to the U.S. Embassy from orphanages throughout Haiti. It is our understanding that the situation at the Embassy is very chaotic with hundreds of people outside. If at all possible, we ask that orphanages do not go to the Embassy for processing. Joint Council has given a list of orphanages to the the Dept of State, it is our understanding that they are in the process of contacting each orphanage with instructions. Joint Council is also providing the U.S. Dept of State with updates as information is given to us from families and adoption service providers.
I understand that this is a very difficult situation and I wish I had other news.