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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 06:56 PM
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27. All good points
I wonder how many donations were solicited and how that's being used now - legal fees, perhaps.

There was something in the NYT article about the planned orphanage:
The missionaries account of their activities in the Dominican Republic was hard to verify. They said they had been in the process of buying land and building a complex in Magante, on the north coast of the country.

Mayor Aniceto Balbuena said that he had been approached by two women about building an orphanage, but that the idea had fallen through because of a legal entanglement.

Fits with her pattern of legal issues and misrepresentation. I haven't seen any follow-up on the hotel which some reports say they planned to rent and some say they rented. You raise a key point when you write: "if all of these points were not addressed, then WHY hastily take away a busload of kids (and try to escape across the border) before they were??" That is the big question, isn't it?

The PDF from their website is where the mission statement and the rest is laid out. Mostly asking for donations for items, a little on what they planned for the children and a bit on the resort they planned for the adopting parents:

Seaside Villas at Playa Magante*: Villas for adopting parents to stay while fulfilling requirement for
60‐90 day visit as well as Christian volunteers/vacationing families.
Provide opportunities for adoption through partnership with New Life Adoption Foundation which
works with adoption agencies in the U.S. to help facilitate adoptions and provide grants to subsidize
the cost of adoption for loving Christian parents who would otherwise not be able to afford to
Seaside Caf at Playa Magante*: small beachfront restaurant serving the community and adopting

This wasn't about rescue, it was about profit and by any name that's trafficking.

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