Families Worry About Adoptive Babies In Haiti

Colorado Springs Ministry Supports Haitian Orphanage

A Colorado Springs-based ministry runs an orphanage in the middle of the destruction zone, and when news of the earthquake first broke, families waited in anguish to find out the fate of the children they plan to adopt.

The "God's Littlest Angels" ministry runs an orphanage outside Petionville, where some of the worst damage has taken place.

The last time Aaron and Tonya Ramsay left Colorado Springs for Haiti, it was to celebrate the holidays and bring the twin boys they are in the process of adopting their first Christmas gifts.

So when they saw the earthquake devastation, there were moments of panic.

"Last night, both my husband and myself were thinking we’ve got to get on a plane. We’ve got to do something," said Tonya Ramsay.

"We tried to call the orphanage, but all the phones were down," said Aaron Ramsay.

After a few hours, they learned that aside from a few broken dishes, the orphanage and the children it shelters were unharmed.

"I think there were angels around the orphanage because a lot of the houses in the neighborhood have collapsed," said Jean Bell, who works in the Colorado Springs office of God's Littlest Angels.

She has received constant instant message on the situation from workers there.

”She writes, 'We’ve had over 40 aftershocks rated 4.0 to 4.9… pretty impressive, huh,'” said Bell.

After a sleepless night in prayer for those who have lost loved ones, the Ramsays are now planning a trip to Haiti to volunteer and to see their boys.

”We have a lot of faith that they’re going to be home soon, and God’s protecting them. We just can’t wait to get them home,” said Tonya Ramsay.

The Ramsays and God's Littlest Angels are accepting donations and supplies.

For more information, go to www.glahaiti.org.