Haitian family reunites with baby
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A Haitian family arrived in South Florida for a long awaited reunion, months after they were separated from their baby after Haiti's devastating earthquake.
Nadine Devilme and Junior Alexis arrived from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Monday morning to reunite with their daughter, Jenny.
Jenny was pulled from the ruins after January's earthquake and brought to Jackson Memorial Hospital for life-saving care.
After months of care, doctors thought baby Jenny was an orphan. Two weeks ago, DNA results proved she was not an orphan but separated from her parents by tragedy. "It's been a long time since I haven't seen my child. I am very happy to be here to finally be able to see my child," said her father Junior Alexis.
Although for three months the family has been divided, experts say they will be able to reconnect and try to make up for the time they have lost. "People are more resilient than they think. They have so much support already. There are so many people touched by this story and moved by this story and offered support, and The International Rescue Mission will lend a hand in the months that they stay here," said International Rescue Committee spokesperson Melissa Winkler.
For now, the family will stay at a foster home, then a community group will help them get their own home.
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