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Arriving in the Netherlands of 106 Haitian children being adopted

THE HAGUE, January 21, 2010 (AFP) - A plane bringing 106 children in Haiti being adopted by Dutch families and Luxembourg has landed thursday afternoon in the Netherlands from Haiti, said the department
Dutch Foreign Affairs.
"The plane landed at the airport of Eindhoven (south) just before 16:00 local
(1500 GMT), told AFP spokesman Affairs foreign Aad Meijer.
Adoptive parents were at the airport to welcome
children, "he said. The press was not allowed to talk to them.
Of the 106 repatriated children, aged from several months to seven years, 92 are
being adopted in the Netherlands and 14 in Luxembourg. the Netherlands has decided to accelerate the adoption process by Dutch families of Haitian children, because of the seriousness of the situation in Haiti, devastated by an earthquake January 12. Normally, the adoption process can take several years.
The plane, chartered by the Netherlands, had left the airport Monday Amsterdam-Schiphol.

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