Haitian boy united with adoptive family

Adoptive family worried about their Haitian child

February 17, 2010 8:28:26 PM PST
A Moore County family was in the process of adopting a little boy from Haiti when an earthquake ravaged the country.The Farley's were in the process of adopting 20-month-old Jefferson when the earthquake struck, destroying his orphanage and records.

The Farley's learned a few days later that Jefferson and 90 other children at the orphanage survived.

Adoptive father Chris Fraley says American and Haitian government officials expedited the adoption.

"When we first got him he was stone faced for the first couple of days, but after getting in this environment with the other kid around I, I mean he just opened and is laughing, playing and smiling," he said.

Jefferson arrived at his new home late last week.

He now has three new siblings including 3-year-old Maya, who was adopted from China.

"I think he's going to be a spitfire," adoptive mother Amie Fraley said. "He's already giving Maya a run for the money cause he will take the toy, run away and look over his shoulder and laugh."

He rounds out what Chris and Amie Fraley describe as the perfect blended family with lots of love and laughter.

"It's great," Chris Fraley said. "I'm just a proud father, I love coming home to see him, it just feels great."

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